Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Notes on the A or third string, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Okay you guys have done great learning…the notes on the first string and the second string.…So, you're ready to move on to the third string.…So, this is the A string.…The open third string is A.…The second fret,…you can play this with your middle finger is B.…And now for the third fret,…this is C.…Play this with your ring finger.…Now as you're reading music on this string,…you're going to see notes that are a little bit lower…than before.…
And the stems of the quarter notes and half notes…are going to go up.…So, this is a pretty easy thing to understand…that if you have a staff,…the middle line is the sort of deciding point…if the stems are going to up or down.…Okay?…So, if it's above that middle line then the stems go down.…If it's below that line then the stems go up.…And if it's on that middle line,…which is D by the way,…then the stems can go either way.…So, let's try some examples of playing notes…on the A string.…
This first one just moves between A,B, and C…and let's try this together.…Here we go.…(bass music)…
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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