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Jazz Bass Lessons: 2 Beat Feel Jazz with Triplets

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[MUSIC]
Now as the tempo gets brighter,
we're gonna have to be very
careful to stay in rhythm and
not play too many busy triplet figures
cause it can be a little distracting.
So we have to pick our
spots a little bit more.
Another thing to practice, you could
practice on the open strings, it's common.
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That sound.
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A little chromatic.
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And the open strings.
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And
you can also add,
go down the open strings.
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See what I did?
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See, watch my right hand.
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There's also, now we can
into a little bit about pull offs.
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See what I did?
I pulled off,
I just lifted my thing in this finger,
off the string of my left hand, like this.
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And use the open string.
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That's a really important thing that
Ray Brown, Ron Carter, everybody uses.
[MUSIC]
So that's another device for
the triplet feel.
[MUSIC]
Pull off.
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You can do a little pull off exercise.
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This one is
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I did the pull off with my 2nd
finger on the A string.
[SOUND] On the C.
[SOUND]
So
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There's a C.
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Open D.
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C, pull off.
Open D.
[SOUND] C with the first finger.
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Do these with a metronome.
You can do really slow, like.
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Work on
that.
That'll help get you
into the triplet thing.
Rewind these and
look at them over and over and
make sure you get the right hand action,
too.
This.
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It's not that hard
with the right hand.
It's more of the left hand thing but
the coordination has to be there.
[MUSIC]
Okay?
Now let's try a little faster
tempo with these triplets.
And go through the cycle
on the sheet this time.
I'm gonna improvise here.
You're gonna have to learn by watching and
just by ear and eyes, cop what
I'm doing and learn some of these little
patterns that I'm gonna do right now.
Okay?
Triplet patterns.
Faster tempo.
Here we go.
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Now
at
this
point
you
might
want
to
send
me a
video.
Now we're delving into triplets.
It is a little bit more involved,
two beat feel.
I want to make sure that you
are prioritizing your rhythm, your
sound production, and that your getting
the coordination of playing the triplets.
I want you to really be very mindful
of my right hand in all these things.
So, before you send anything to me,
I wanna make sure that you've really
digested how to make those triple
things work with both hands.
By watching and learning.
And before you send anything in, check
out what I've said to the other students.
Then, I'll take a look and
give you some feedback.
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