Volume 02

Muting Techniques - Review

In this lesson I will review muting techniques for both hands and talk about controlling the length of notes you play using these same methods.

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Volume 02

The Notes of the Neck - Frets 1 to 5

In this lesson, I will begin to show you the names of each note on the neck. To begin, I will show you the notes for the first five frets of the bass.

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Volume 02

Exploring Intervals : Octaves

In this lesson, I will show you how to form octaves from any note on the neck of the bass. An octave is a fundamental interval used all the time in creating bass lines.

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The Notes of the Neck - Frets 5 - 12

In this lesson we will continue learning the notes of the bass neck starting at the fifth fret and going all the way to the 12th fret which is the octave. At this point, all the notes start repeating their pattern from the first fret.

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Volume 02

Music Notation

In this lesson we will be studying basic music notation and gain a fundamental understanding of how to read the notes in the bass clef.

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Exploring Intervals : 4th’s and 5th’s

In this lesson we will be introducing the concept of intervals, with a focus on the 4th and 5th intervals. These are common intervals used in constructing bass lines, especially in bluegrass and country styles.

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Exploring Intervals : 3rd’s and 6th’s

In this lesson we will learn about the 3rd and 6th intervals. These intervals are either major or minor and are inversions of each other.

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The Major Scale

In this lesson we will introduce the Major scale, the fundamental building block to all other scales and music in general.

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The Minor Scale

In this lesson we will learn the Minor scale, the counterpart to the Major Scale. While the major scale tends to sound 'happy', the minor scale can sound 'sad'.

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Bass Line Builder : Major and Minor Triads

In this lesson we will learn about the most basic chord: the triad. Triads are made from three notes as opposed to intervals which only have two notes. This lesson will show you the patterns for both major and minor triads and then discuss how they can be used to build bass lines.

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Volume 02

Song - Stir It Up (B. Marley)

In this lesson, I will teach you the Bob Marley classic 'Stir It Up' and explore the reggae style of bass playing. This song uses major triads as the foundation for the bass line.

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Volume 02

Diminished and Augmented Triads

In this lesson we will introduce the distinctive Diminished and Augmented triads.

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