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Jazz Bass Lessons: Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - F Sharp Major

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Now let's do F sharp major.
Again, this is a totally closed key.
There are no open strings available, so
that we have to keep our hand balanced and
set in a nice way.
[SOUND] I always walk up from E to F
sharp, just to make sure I'm in good
shape here, and then after a while,
you get to just watch your hand.
Like think about if you were gonna
play that first position on the bass.
What we called A flat position,
cuz we named the position
from the G string.
So we come down, and that very first place
where we put our hands on the bass, and
we play an F, and then we play an F sharp.
[SOUND] And there's a G, so
just to get you oriented again,
there's an F sharp with the second finger.
First finger on A sharp.
[SOUND] Fourth finger on C sharp.
So, that's root position.
[SOUND] The fingering is two, one, four.
F sharp.
A sharp.
[SOUND] C sharp and
now, third in the bass.
First inversion they call it.
The third in the bass.
A sharp.
[SOUND] A sharp, C sharp, and F sharp.
The fingering is one, four, four.
Now we're right in position to play
the second inversion, which is C sharp,
F sharp, A sharp.
So that's four, four, two.
So we have.
So you can practice
playing taps if you want.