Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Eighth notes, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, moving on to eighth notes.…So far our fastest time has been doing quarter notes,…that is where you're playing one note each beat.…Eighth notes go exactly twice as fast,…so you are playing two notes each beat.…The reason why it's called eighth notes is because…if you're in four four time, then there are…eight notes each measure.…So, also getting use to playing this, I'd like to suggest…you guys use two different fingers,…so both the index and middle finger in alternation.…
So, the quarter note would still be doing the strong…beat on like one, two, three, four, and then the…middle finger will be doing every note in between that…on the and, so it would be, one, and, two, and,…three, and, four, and.…Let's check out this next example which uses…quarter notes and eighth notes.…(rhythmic tapping)…(guitar music)…Excellent, now let's move between a few different strings…using these new eighth note rhythms.…
Here we go.…(rhythmic tapping)…(guitar music)…Excellent, so keep in mind as you're playing this stuff…that your index finger is going to be playing…
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- Buying a bass
- Tuning your bass
- Holding your bass
- Left-hand technique
- Getting acquainted with music and tablature
- Notes on the first three strings
- The natural minor scale
- Sharps and naturals
- Key signatures and the major scale
- Ties and quarter notes
- Rock bass and heavy metal licks with syncopation
- Playing chords
- Playing licks from the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Notes on the First Three Strings
3. More Notes, Scales, and Accidentals
4. Introducing Keys and Eighth Notes
5. New Rhythms, Techniques, and Keys
6. Playing Up the Neck and a New Key
7. New Rhythms and Keys
8. Chords and More
9. Licks from Different Eras
Conclusion and credits2m 3s
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