Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Playing from chord sheets, part 5, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Another thing about playing from lead sheets is…to understand the Blues.…The Blues is one of the most important styles to learn…in contemporary music because it has influenced…so many styles since.…Now the Blues form is typically a 12-bar form…although there are many variations like, you know,…16 and eight-bar forms.…And typically uses the same chord formulas.…So usually you'll play the one chord…for the bar one, bar two will also have the one chord…sometimes the four chord will be used for variation,…third bar's the one chord, fourth bar's the one chord.…
Then when you get to the fifth bar,…you have the four chord, sixth bar same thing.…Then when you get to the seventh bar,…the one chord, eighth bar the one chord.…Then for the ninth bar, you have the five chord…and then for the the 10th bar you have the four chord,…and then bar 11 back to the one chord…and then the last bar, bar 12,…could either be a one chord or a five chord.…So that might have whizzed right past you…but you'll understand it more when you hear it in context.…
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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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