Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Notes on the D or second string, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, great job, you guys.…Before we move onto the second string…I want to make sure that you have…everything we've covered down so far.…So if you need to rewind the video, that's fine.…Just practice, make sure that your fretting…and your rests are really solid.…Now let's move onto the second string, D.…And there are three notes that we'll play.…The first one, open, is D.…(D note sounds)…The second fret is E.…We'll play that with our middle finger.…(E note sounds)…And now the third fret, F,…you're going to play with your ring finger.…
If you're having difficulty playing that…with your ring finger, finding the strength,…you can add your pinky in,…just to get a little extra support.…Otherwise, just play it with your third finger.…And here is F.…(F note sounds)…And remember to play directly behind the fret…to get the best solid tone.…Now let's move onto the first example…that moves between these notes on the D string.…Here we go.…(sticks click)…(instrumental music) (bass plays along)…All right, so now let's go to another example…
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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