Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Notes on the E or fourth string, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- And now for notes on the fourth or E string.…So you guys have already learned sharps on the other strings…so instead of just showing the natural notes…we'll go through all the way from fret to one through four.…So open is E.…So open is E.…(plays guitar)…First fret is F.…First fret is F.…(plays guitar)…The second fret is F sharp.…(plays guitar)…Third fret is G.…(plays guitar)…And fourth fret is G sharp.…
And fourth fret is G sharp.…(plays guitar)…Now since you're playing on the thickest string,…your right hand is going to have to move up a little bit.…So some of the other examples you probably rest your thumb…on the thickest string to play them.…But for this you can move your thumb up…and I find it helpful to rest on the pickup.…You know some people if they're playing way up the neck…can actually rest on the neck as well…but the pickup is a great place…for your thumb to just hang out.…
Also for standard notation, you'll see a new thing…and that is a leger line.…So we have notes below the staff…and once they go low enough…
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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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