Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharps and naturals, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, so we've learned the entire alphabet,…A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and then A,…all in this first position of the bass.…Now let's check out accidentals.…Okay, first we'll just do sharps, but there are a few…other kinds of accidentals as well, flats and natural signs,…which we'll cover in a moment.…So to sharp a note, all you do is…take that note one fret higher.…For instance, if we play G…open first string, G sharp is on the first fret,…one fret higher, so here's G,…(bass note)…and then here is G sharp at the first fret.…
(bass note)…If we move this to the D string, open D is here.…(bass note)…D sharp is right here.…(bass note)…And that sharp sign is just placed before the note.…Even though you actually say it as D sharp,…the sharp symbol comes before the note,…and it kind of, the symbol looks sort of like a pound…sign on a phone or just a number sign,…but that is a sharp symbol.…
Let's go to the A string now.…You have open A.…(bass note)…And if the sharp symbol is before it, then you have A sharp.…(bass note)…Also this can go from one fretted note to another,…
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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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