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Jazz Bass Lessons: Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - G Major

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G major,
root position.
We'll start with fourth finger on G,
let's check it.
[SOUND] Good.
Fourth finger on G.
[SOUND] Second finger on B,
[SOUND] open D.
[SOUND] Second finger on B,
[SOUND] open D.
[SOUND] Open G, [SOUND] there's
the B again, [SOUND] let's check it.
[SOUND] The fourth finger, [SOUND] open G.
[SOUND] Open D, [SOUND] fourth finger
on B, [SOUND] open G, [SOUND] open D.
[SOUND] Open G.
[SOUND] Open D.
[SOUND] Second finger on B.
[SOUND] And fourth finger on G,
let's check it.
[SOUND] I want you to
notice something there.
Whenever I'm playing an open string,
[SOUND] I have my left hand
[SOUND] over the note still.
[SOUND] I don't take my hand away.
I don't move it down here, I keep it
poised [SOUND] over the string at all
times, even I'm playing an open string,
getting ready to shift,
I'm trying to stay in relationship
to the bass all the time, so
that it's a smooth kind of rolling motion.
And I don't get stuck making short, jerky
motions, but just smooth, gliding motions
on the bass really helps get your hands
in a position to really play in tune.