Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Key signatures and the major scale, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, now for key signatures. So we've learned all these different notes, and if you just play them randomly, how we have been, they sometimes sound a little bit tense. But there are things called keys, where there are collections of notes that sound really good and harmonious together. A key signature is where any sharps or flats that you would have played throughout that key, or throughout the piece of music, are just placed at the beginning next to the clef.
And so instead of writing B flat continuously for every B, it's just placed once at the beginning of that piece, or at the beginning of the clef, and then you just always will play that B 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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