Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Notes on the fourth fret, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, now for notes on the fourth fret.…So you're going to play these with your pinkie…and even though it's the weakest finger on your hand,…do definitely want to get that strong.…So these are going to be a great workout.…And start out, let's just check out the notes.…This is the high B.…(B note resounds)…All right, so in standard notation,…that's the first note above the staff.…And you just make sure you get a strong tone.…Let's move on to the next note.…
This is F sharp.…(F sharp note resounds)…That's the fourth fret of the second string.…And now for the fourth fret of the third string, C sharp.…(C sharp note resounds)…All right, now you can certainly practice…doing some exercises moving between those.…(fourth fret notes resounding)…Just to get that little finger strong.…Let's move to the next example.…And here we're just going to practice playing…some of these notes.…And just make sure, again, to get a really strong tone.…
None of the notes should fret out.…Make sure to supply a lot of strength to your thumb as well.…
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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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