Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Notes on the G or first string, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, now for notes on the first string, G. So we've already covered the parts of the guitar and some different ways to play, now we're going to put this into action. And you can bring your right hand down onto the pickup here. Bring your thumb in position and then we're just going to play this example with the index finger. So you can just pick in an upward motion and then land on the D string above that. And we're going to play quarter notes. So just get used to playing in a consistent rhythm.
Also, try tapping your foot at the same time, keeping your foot and your fingers in time with each other. So let's just keep this steady, here we go. Quarter notes on the G string. (sticks click) (percussion) (G notes sound) All right, so now let's move onto half notes. So these are exactly twice as long as quarter notes, so you're going to hold each note for two taps, or two beats.
Here we go. (sticks click) (percussion) (G notes sound) And now for dotted half notes. So these last for three beats or three taps each. Here we go. (sticks click) (percussion) (G notes sound) And now for the final note value we're going to learn for now is whole notes, and those last for four beats or four taps of your foot.
Here we go. (sticks click) (percussion) (G notes sound)
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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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