Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The note A, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- All right, the second part fret of the G string…is the note A, so you just press down…with your middle finger and make sure to play…directly behind the fret, not on the fret,…so that it doesn't get a buzzing sound.…And make sure that tone is really sweet.…(electric guitar playing one note)…Now you do want to press with the tip of your finger.…Although, you can come back a little bit with the pad.…It's kind of in between, but again just make sure…that the tone sounds really sweet…and that it rings out clear.…
Let's do an example now…that goes through all these different…note values we've learned:…whole notes, half notes, dotted half notes…and quarter notes.…Again, just tap your foot with these…and play every note with your index finger.…Here we go, let's try this together.…(drum sticks tapping out a beat)…(electric guitar playing)…All right, the next example is in 3/4 time…and it moves between just three…of these different note values:…quarter notes, half notes and dotted half notes.…
Here we go.…Again, remember to tap.…
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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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