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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: 2 Octave Minor Arpeggios

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[MUSIC]
Now we're gonna move on
to two octave minor arpeggios.
There's the slight change
between the major and minor.
It's not really that big a deal,
just the third is flat and so now,
we're going to use,
in the open 1 on E minor.
We're going to use a similar fingering and
then we go to the closed ones.
It's going to change a bit.
So here we go.
E minor.
O, one, four, four, one, four, four.
Four, four, one, four, four, one, O.
Try it again.
O, one, four, four, one, four, four.
Four, four, one, four, four, one, four.
So it's a lot of one and four.
[MUSIC]
Okay?
Now, if we want, we can also use O,
two, one, four, one, four, four.
If you prefer again having
the B note on a lower string.
On a higher string in a lower position,
I should say.
So instead of playing the B up here,
if you want it to be a little punchier.
[MUSIC]
I accented it that time.
But you don't have to accent it.
If you play that B here,
it's a different sound.
I want you to think about sounds
when you're doing these things.
It's not just for
knowing your neck, it's for
knowing what each note sounds like
in each position in the neck.
The different tonal shadings and
things that you can utilize when you play.
So here's that other thing for
the E minor where we play the B down here,
and you use the second finger.
O, two, one, four, one, four, four,
four, one, four, one, two, O.
Okay, now we're going to go to F minor.
And here we have one,
two, one, one, four, two,
four, two, four, one, one, two, one.
Now, you can also substitute.
You can go one, two, one,
one, four, three, four.
Four, three, four, one, one,
one,two,one, if you want.
And that's going to be
the same from now on out.
So you go one,
here's F sharp minor, one,two,one,
one,four,two,four,two,four,one,one,two,-
one.
Same one for G minor,
one, two, one, one, four,
two, four, two, four, one, one, two, one.
G-sharp minor, the same.
One, two, one, one, four, two, four,
two, four, one, one, two, one.
Again, A minor.
One, two, one, one, four, two, four,
two, four, one, one, two, one.
And the same for the other ones.
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B.
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C sharp, D all the way up.
Now again as with the other one.
The other exercise, if we wanna start
playing some of these, like when we hit C,
when we start on C we can do them on
A string instead of having it high and
really dark on the E string for the root.
We can go down to the A string and we have
[MUSIC],
so that's one, two, one, one, four,
one, four four, one,
four, one, one, two, one.
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Different sound than this.
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When you play up here it's darker.
Play down here it's a little bit more
open a little bit touch brighter.
But these are all things that
we're thinking about when we
have to play on the bass and move around.
Whether you're playing in a jazz group or
a pop group, or
whatever you're playing in,
to know what sound you're going for,
like in a ballad,
you might want to go up here
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Knowing your arpeggios and being able
to do those skips with grace and
musicality is why we practice
these arpeggios so much.
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