Music is a universal language, and needs not be translated. With it soul speaks to soul
I haven't been playing bass very long. Since Christmas actually. But I've gotten real good and I just figured that I would share some lessons with begginers and advanced players. I will split the lessons up into acouple exercises in each. Some words you should all ready know: ─Fret ─Sharp ─Flat ─Measure ─Root Note ─Chord The board above shows all the notes from the open position to the 12th fret, at which all the notes repeat. The spaces with hyphens(─) represent notes that are either sharp or flat. A hyphened note can be called sharp or flat interchangable as long as you put the right note in front of it. For example, all the notes in the 6th fret are sharp/flat depending on which way you come from. The E string is A sharp/B flat, the A being D sharp/E flat, the D being G sharp/A flat, and the G string being C sharp/D flat. A B─C D E─F G A A full space above represents a tone, which means the notes are a full step (two frets) apart. A hyphen(─) above represents a semitone, which means the notes are a helf step (one fret) apart. G┌──────0─┬──────00┌────────┬────────┐ D├────0───┼────00──┬────────┼────────┤ The stars(*) are rests. A└──0─────┴──00────┴────0─*─┴──*0*0──┤ E│0───────┐00──────┐0─*─────┐00──────┘ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + <─── Each + Represents A Beat. The first measure shows quarter notes, one note per beat. The second shows eigth notes, or two notes per beat. The third shows quarter note rests, one rest per beat. And finally the fourth shows eigth note rests, or one rest per every half beat. C Am F G <───Shows Chord Used G┌────────┬────────┬────────┬────────┐ D└────────┴────────┼────────┼────────┤ A│3─3─3─3─┐0─0─0─0─┴────────┴────────┤ E┌────────┬────────┐1─1─1─1─┐3─3─3─3─┘ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The turnaround pattern can be started from any root note and doesn't have to use just quarter notes. As long as you follow the pattern, it can start anywhere. Here is the pattern... │2┌─┬─┐1│ ┌─┐3┌─┘4│ The numbers DO NOT represent the frets. They represent the order of which you hit the notes. For example, if you start on the 5th fret of the A string then the pattern would be... 5th on the A, 2nd on the A, 3rd on the E, and 5th on the E. A A A A G┌────────┬────────┬────────┬────────┐ D└────────┴────────┴────────┴────────┤ A│0─0─0─0─┐0─0─0─0─┐0─0─0─0─┐0─0─0─0─┤ E┌────────┬────────┬────────┬────────┘ D D A A G┌────────┬────────┬────────┬────────┐ D│0─0─0─0─┐0─0─0─0─┴────────┴────────┤ A┌────────┬────────┐0─0─0─0─┐0─0─0─0─┤ E└────────┴────────┬────────┬────────┘ E D A E G┌────────┬────────┬────────┬────────┐ D├────────┐0─0─0─0─┴────────┼────────┤ A└────────┬────────┐0─0─0─0─┴────────┤ E│0─0─0─0─┴────────┬────────┐0─0─0─0─┘ Just like the Turnaround Pattern you dont have to use just the root notes or quarter notes. And as long as you follow the pattern, your good to go. Here is the Pattern. │2┌─┐3│ │1└─┬─┐ Just like the Turnaround Pattern the numbers do not represent the frets... they are the order inwhich you play the root note. But of course unlike the Turnaround you do not just play through the roots. There is a pattern in which the order you play them. The pattern is simple... 1,1,1,1,2,2,1,1,3,2,1,3 So if you start on the 5th fret E string the pattern will be... 5th on the E four times, 5th on the A twice, 5th on the E twice, then 7th on the A, 5th on the A, 5th on the E, and 7th on the A. Thats all I will show for now. I dont want to overload on the first lesson. ─Jester
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