Beginner BASS Review!

Hello!

Welcome to the Beginner Bass Review!
Let's go through the basics and make sure you're up to speed!

1. Playing a simple chord progression

Start by playing a simple chord progression over a standard rock beat.
Focus on your timing while playing whole notes, then build up to eighth notes.

      I                    V                  vi                  IV             

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  |  C  /  /  /  | G  /  /  /  | Am /  /  / |  F  /  /  /  :|

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CHALLENGE! Advanced Beginner Progression

Found that easy? Try an advanced beginner progression! 

| C  G  /  | Dm Am / | F G  /  | C  G  /  :|

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2. The Major Scale

Now let's run through one octave of the C Major scale.

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3. Improvising over a Basic 2-Chord Progression

Use your C Major and G Major scales to make up something.

| C  /  /  /  | C  /  /  /  | G /  /  /  | G  /  /  /  :|

Follow the bass drum to make solid bass parts!

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4. Improvising in Drum Fills

In this example, keep following the bass drum until the drum fill in the last bar. Experiment with what you can do during a fill.

 

| D  /  /  /  | D  /  /  /  | A /  /  /  | A  /  /  /  :|

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Beginners Bass Review

 In this lesson we...

​Reviewed

  • Chord Notes

  • Eighth-Notes 

  • The Major Scale

  • Chord Progressions

  • Improvising (Chords Fills)

Extras

  • Advanced Beginner Chord Progressions

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