Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Holding the bass, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right.…Now let's get into holding the bass.…So, you know, when you put this thing on your lap,…you want to make sure that you start…to feel comfortable with it.…Eventually, it will feel like just an extension…of your body and you can practice and play…while you're having a conversation.…But at first, it's going to feel a little unnatural.…So, just place the waist down on your leg,…just like I have here…and bring your picking hand around…so that it's sort of holding the body to yours…without you gripping on the neck like a baseball bat.…
So, it should start to feel really comfortable.…Also, this strap will really help.…A lot of times people go and set the strap really low…when they're standing up and rocking out onstage…and then all of a sudden, all the stuff they could play,…they just can't do anymore.…So, when you're practicing, you're sitting down,…you want to set the strap length at the same height…so that when you stand up, all the muscles are right in line…and it's...…You're able to play the stuff that you could play…
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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