Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The key of A, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright let's explore the key of A.…So there are three sharps in the key of A,…F sharp, C sharp and G sharp.…Let's play this in position, here we go.…(drumstick count off)…(guitar playing)…Alright, and now for incomplete measures.…
Often you'll see a piece of music begin…with just a few notes, not an entire measure,…that lead into the first whole measure.…And that's very common, usually you'll see…those missing beats included at the very end.…So before we go to the next piece of music…there's another topic that you'll see there…and that is a da capo.…Da capo is traditionally marked with just a D.C.…That just means from the beginning.…So just go back to the beginning and play through.…
So you'll notice that there are three beats…to lead into the first full measure of music.…And then at the very end of the music there's only…one beat in that last measure.…And when you play back the beginning you just include…those three beats that are in the pickup notes.…You'll understand it more as you play it.…Let's check it out.…
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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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