Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The key of G, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, so now let's move on to the key of G,…and that means you have only one sharp,…and that is F-Sharp.…All the rest of them are natural notes.…We're also going to play in the 2nd position.…And what positions are is…a guideline for where your first finger is…on the fret board.…So, we were in 1st position up to this point,…and that means that your index finger is at the first fret,…and therefore, your middle finger is at the second,…ring finger's at the third,…and pinky's at the fourth fret.…When we go to 2nd position, that just shifts up one fret.…
Your index finger is at the second fret,…middle finger's at the third,…ring finger's at the fourth, and your pinky's at the fifth.…So, let's check out how to play a G Major Scale…in this next example.…Here we go.…(drumsticks clacking)…(guitar music)…Alright, now let's move on to Fragment…from Good King Wenceslas.…
And you're basically playing in to the key of G.…So, let's try this one out, here we go.…(drumsticks clacking)…(guitar music)…And this next song is called The Old Soft Shoe,…
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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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