By Patrick Pfeiffer
Learn to play bass guitar fast and simply with this consultant and bonus interactive CD!
The bass guitar is used in virtually each style of music-rock, classical, jazz, steel, funk, and kingdom simply to identify a couple of. Bass Guitar routines For Dummies presents bassists a chance to dabble with these types of kinds and extra. despite your meant musical type, this hands-on consultant offers the guidelines and drills designed to assist excellent your taking part in ability.* contains a big choice of over three hundred workouts and technique-building perform possibilities adapted to bass guitar* From vintage blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass styles, avid gamers of all types enjoy the workouts and chords offered* exhibits you right hand and physique posture and fingering and hand positions* each one lesson concludes with a track piece that you should attempt* The audio CD comprises perform items that accompany the workouts and drills offered in every one part* is helping you construct your power, patience, and dexterity whilst enjoying bass
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If you’re not, dangle a strap from your right hand and grasp it with the left (see Figure 2-4). Hold this position for about 20 seconds (don’t forget to breathe), and then repeat the exercise in reverse — left on top, right on bottom. indd 19 9/27/10 10:32 PM 20 Part I: Preparing to Practice Figure 2-4: Using a strap to join hands behind the back. Crossing the Strings with the Right Hand The right hand is responsible for striking the string — not only setting off the vibration that produces the sound, but articulating it, too.
Indd 14 3 5 6 b 3rd 5th b 7th 6 5 5 Root 3rd 5th b 7th 2 Chord Tones 6 5 5 2 5 3 2 3 5 2 4 5 2 4 5 5 Mode b 5th b 7th 6 2 3 5 2 3 5 4 6 3 5 5 2 3 5 4 6 3 6 5 3 5 3 6 5 3 Dorian Mode Mixolydian 3 5 3 3 4 Ionian 3 3 3 3 CØ C-7(b5) Cm7(b5) Root b 3rd 2 Aeolian Chord Tones Mode 3 Chord Tones 3 5 3 5 3 Root b 3rd 5th Root 4 5 Modes 3 3rd Chord Tones 6 3 3 Ionian 2 Root Mode 5 2 3 Chord Symbols Root Chord Tones 3 3 CM7 CMaj Cmaj7 3 Chord Symbols Mode 5 Locrian 3 3 9/27/10 9:14 PM Chapter 1: Reviewing Practice Fundamentals 15 Occasionally you encounter chord symbols that use numbers other than 7 — 6, 9, 11, or 13.
Believe it or not, despite the relatively slow tempo of the next exercise, it’s actually a great speed exercise, as you have to get your alternating finger ready to strike the next note immediately following the initial strike. Strike the E string with your right-hand index finger, and immediately stop the vibration of the string with your right-hand middle finger (see the following figure). Then strike the E string with your middle finger, and immediately silence it with your index finger. Repeat this on all strings, and make sure you keep an even space between each note.