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Jazz Bass Lessons: Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - E Major

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[MUSIC]
E major,
root position.
[SOUND] Open E.
[SOUND] G-sharp four.
[SOUND] B with the first finger.
Let's try that again.
[SOUND] Make sure you have your arm in a
good position to come around the bass, so
that your G-sharp doesn't
wind up being flat,
because you've got your arm laying down.
[SOUND] Open E, G-sharp,
B [SOUND] and G-sharp, B, E.
That's the first inversion, G-sharp at
the fourth finger, one on B, one on E.
And then we'll switch
to second finger on B,
[SOUND] second finger on E and then
G-sharp [SOUND] with the first finger.
And that's the second version,
so let's start from the bottom.
It's E, G-sharp, B, G-sharp,
B, E and then B, E, G-sharp.
If you want,
you can also finger it like this.
[SOUND] Open E, G-sharp, B, G sharp, B,
E and then stay right here and
play one on B, one on E,
[SOUND] but then you have to shift for
that G-sharp.
It's good to kind of practice both ways,
so that you get the idea of playing
in the bottom and also sometimes moving
up a little bit up the D string.
It's a different sound.
[SOUND] That's pretty clear.
Sometimes, if you're playing quickly,
you might want to use this fingering.
[SOUND] But if you're playing
a lyrical melody, you might wanna go.
[MUSIC]
Now if you see me wiggling,
my hand I'm gonna explain
that a little later.
That's called vibrato and
that's an expressive tool on the bass and
I'm gonna tell you how to
do that a little later.
Now I'd like to finish up with
you the basic arpeggio, so.
[MUSIC]