Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Flats, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, earlier we delved into sharps,…now let's check out the opposite, which is a flat,…so a flat sign just tells you to play that note…one fret lower, a half step lower.…Let's say you play G, third fret of the fourth string.…G flat is one fret lower than that.…And you can tell that from the symbol…that kind of looks like a lowercase b.…Let's check out the next few notes.…B here, which is second fret of the third string…will be played one fret lower for b flat,…and if you played e and e flat on the second string…it would be like this.…
And now if I play a to a flat on the first string…it would be this.…And finally we'll do b to b flat on the first string…like this.…Now, if you want to flat an open string,…you have to move to the next string up…so for instance if I wanted a flat open g,…I obviously can't go to a negative fret…so in this case we'll move up to the second string,…to the fourth fret, and that is g flat.…
So again here's G, and here's G flat.…And if I was going to do that to the open d string,…that's d, at the fourth fret of the A string is d flat.…
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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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