Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Tuning your bass, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, so now let's go over tuning your bass.…First of all, there are four string on your bass,…and let's go over the names of those now.…The first string is G.…(instructor plays G)…The second string is D.…(instructor plays D)…The thirds string is A.…(instructor plays A)…And your fourth string is E.…(instructor plays E)…You can remember those note names from thinnest to thickest…as good dogs always eat.…(instructor plays G, D, A, E)…So all right, let's cover some tuning now.…
All you have to do to tighten or loosen the string…is just turning it clockwise to loosen the string.…(instructor plays string while loosening)…Or counter-clockwise to tighten the string.…(instructor plays string while tightening)…So as you get used to listening to the pitches,…it becomes easier to hear the differences…if the notes are flat or sharp…or if they're slightly out of tune.…One thing you can do is match the notes of each string to…each other, so even if you're not in tune with the piano,…which is a great way to tune, just go over to play G on…
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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