Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Rests, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, you guys are doing great so far.…Let's move on to a really cool topic and that is rests.…So a musical rest…is a specific duration of silence.…These are the rests and the silences between…what you're playing that make it really breathe.…So let's check out a few ways…to stop the vibrations on the bass.…First with the right hand you can just,…after you strike a note,…you put the finger back on the string…to stop the vibration like this.…
(plucks string)…Now with the left hand,…you can either stop an open string from ringing out…simply by putting your left hand fingers down…on the string to stop it like this.…(plucks string)…Or if you're already fretting a note,…you can just lift that finger up.…And when you lift it up,…don't lift it off completely to sound a new note like this.…(plucks string)…But just lift it up enough so that you have silence.…
(plucks string)…Notice I'm still keeping a little bit of pressure,…I'm still touching the string.…(plucks string)…As opposed to,…(plucks string)…taking it off like that all the way.…
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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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