Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Playing notes on the G and D strings, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, we've learned notes on the G string…and on the D string.…Now let's practice crossing those strings.…When you pick with your right hand, you want to land…on the string above it.…If I'm playing the D string it looks like this.…When I play the G string it looks like this.…You might want to practice just going between those notes…until that feels really comfortable…to where you don't even have to look at your right hand.…
You can just look at anywhere in the room…and your hands can just do that naturally,…and then you can start adding your fretting hand to that.…Let's check out this next example which moves between notes…on the D string and the G string.…Are you ready?…Here we go.…(drumsticks tapping)…(alow rock guitar music)…All right, now we're going to move on to some real music…in that you're playing a Blues form,…and so much of Rock and Roll and a lot of other styles…of music are based on the Blues.…
This is a 12 bar Blues form and it just gets you used…to playing notes on the D string and G string,…
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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