Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Left-hand technique, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, let's move over to left-hand technique now.…So your thumb is going to always…stay in the back of the neck.…And it is basically pressing against the back of the neck,…and your fingers are pressing in the opposite direction,…and you're sort of gripping the neck…in between the pressure of your thumb and your fingers.…So keep your thumb in the back,…and then with your finger pressure, you can either go on…the very tip or on a little bit of the pad of the finger.…
It's not like other stringed instruments,…where's it's really important that you play…on the very tip of the finger.…On this, the string is so big that you really have…to press it down with as much of your finger as possible.…So let's just move between the first four frets,…okay, I'm just going to play the first finger…behind the first fret,…and notice that I have to be to the left of the fret,…a little bit closer to the headstock,…not too far back, but not on top of the fret,…just directly behind, check it out.…
(plays note)…If I played on the fret, you'd get a really nasty…
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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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