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Jazz Bass Lessons: Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - A Flat Major

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[MUSIC]
We're gonna
move along to A flat major now.
A flat major, this is more of a closed
position, so we have to really be careful,
as we play that low A flat,
make sure your arm comes up enough so
that you're not like collapsing your
forearm, cuz you want that A flat in tune.
Make sure you really have it.
If you're playing in a bass
section with other bass players,
there's always a joke about the A flat
is sort of the moment of truth.
When eight guys come down and
play A flat together then you find out
whether you have a good section or not.
It's one of the notorious
notes on the bass.
Here's A flat major.
Fourth finger on A flat,
second finger on C.
First finger on E flat.
First finger on A flat.
Fourth finger on C,
first finger on A flat.
E flat first finger, second finger on C.
First finger on A flat,
also first finger on E flat.
Fourth finger on C,
A flat one, E flat one, C two,
fourth finger on A flat.
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