Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the slide, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- And now for introducing slides.…One of the funnest things to do on the bass is just to…slide around on it like this.…Just by keeping the pressure down on a fretted note,…you can get this really cool, slurry sort of sound.…this really slippery tonality,…and basically you can slide from one fretted note…to another note and it's really distinct,…and this is often notated by showing both frets…with a slide mark in between them like this,…but also sometimes there's a slide out of nowhere…where you just have a fretted note with a slide…either below or above to it, such as this,…and, when you're doing that, you don't have to slide…from a distinct place.…
It could be from a fret lower or from two frets lower,…or from as far as from the first fret.…The important thing is, once you land…at that final destination, that you have a lot of energy,…that you're absolutely stopping on that note…and that the momentum carries through to that note,…that it doesn't stop.…Let's check out a lick that uses some slides in it,…Here we go.…
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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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