Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing ties and quarter notes, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, now let's get a little more syncopated and funky with some of our rhythms that we're playing, and a few ways we can do this is by introducing ties and by introducing dotted notes. A tie is simple enough. If you tie two notes together then the first note just carries out through the duration of the second note. You just don't re-attack it. It's just both notes added together. A dotted note just simply adds half of the value of the note to it. For instance, a dotted quarter note gets one and a half beats 'cause half of one is half and that added to it is one and a half.
Let's check out a few examples that we can use on this. Let's start out with the Preparatory Drill, and this one shows exactly how both dotted notes and ties can be used. Here we go. (drumsticks tapping) ("Preparatory Drill") All right, now, when ties are used, sometimes in tablature you'll see just a tab note that's in parentheses.
That just indicates that the note is continued through. Let's check out the next example which is Rock Bass Line in G, and this uses some of those different rhythms in the key of G. Here we go. (drumsticks tapping) ("Rock Bass Line in G") Cool, so now let's do a similar thing in f.
This is is Rock Bass Line in F. Here we go. (drumsticks tapping) ("Rock Bass Line in F")
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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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