- [Instructor] Getting acquainted with tablature.…Below each traditional music staff you'll find…a four line tablature staff.…Each line represents a string of the bass…with the highest or thinnest string at the top…and the lowest or thickest string at the bottom.…The numbers placed on the tablature lines…tell you which fret to play.…A zero means to play the string open not fingered.…This is first string, second fret.…
This is second string, first fret.…This is third string, fifth fret.…Here is first string open…and these notes are played together.…First string, second fret,…and second string, third fret.…By glancing at the tablature staff,…you can immediately tell where to play a note.…Although you can't tell exactly what the rhythm is…from the tablature,…the horizontal spacing of the numbers…gives you a strong hint about how fast or slow…the notes are to be played.…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- 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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