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Jazz Bass Lessons: 3 Octave Arpeggios

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[MUSIC]
Now we're going to focus on
three octave major and minor arpeggios.
We're going to go from the low E,
and we go up through A.
So that we get pretty far up there, and
then we're going to stop before
the notes get too choked off.
So, E major, and E minor.
All the way up through F,
F sharp, G, A flat, and A.
Three octaves.
Here's E major.
Arpeggio.
Open E, four, one, one.
four one, four, thumb,
two, three, two.
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That finger is the same,
going up as it is going down so,
once I tell you it going up,
I just want you to watch me come down.
Watch how the shifting is going rather
than get hung up in the numbers.
Watch the shifts going up and
over the break.
Now here's E minor.
Open two one one open
two four thumb two three
two thumb four two open
one one two open.
F major.
One.
Open one, one, four.
One, four, one, two, three.
Two one four
one four one
four open one.
F minor arpeggio.
One, four, two, two.
Four, two, four, one,
two, three, two, one,
four, two, four, two.
Two, four, one.
F sharp major arpeggio.
Two, one, four, four,
two, one, four, one.
Two, three, two,
one, four, one, two,
four, four, one, two.
F sharp major.
F sharp minor, one,
open, one, one, four,
two, four, one, two,
three, two, one, four.
Two four one one open one.
F sharp minor.
G major.
Four, two, open, open,
one, four, thumb.
Two, thumb, three,
thumb, three.
four, two, open,
open, one, two.
G minor four, one,
open, open, two.
One.
Thumb.
Two.
Thumb.
Three.
Thumb.
Two.
One.
Two.
Open.
Open.
One.
Four.
A flat major, arpeggio.
Two, one, four,
four, two, one, one.
two, one, three,
one, two, one,
four, two, four,
four, one,
two [SOUND] A-flat minor.
Four.
One.
Four.
Four.
One.
Four.
One.
Three.
One.
Three.
One.
Three.
One.
Four one four four three,
I mean one four.
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A flat minor,
three octave arpeggio.
One, two, one, one,
four, two, one, three,
one, three, one,
three, one, two, four,
one, one, two, one.
A major.
Three octave arpeggio.
[SOUND] Open, [SOUND] one, [SOUND] four,
[SOUND] four, [SOUND] two,
[SOUND] four, [SOUND] one,
[SOUND] three, [SOUND] one, [SOUND] three.
One.
Three.
One.
Four.
Two.
Four.
Four.
One.
Open.
A minor, three octave arpeggio.
[SOUND] Open, two, one, one,
four, two, one, three,
one, three, one, three, one.
[SOUND] Two, four, one, one, two, open.
That's all the three octave major and
minor arpeggios that we're going to do.
At this point,
you might want to send me a video.
Three octave arpeggios and
three octave scales are not for
the faint of heart on the bass.
And, but you know, they do,
I have to say, they do buy us freedom.
I practice these, and sometimes when
I'm improvising with some people and
I get excited, I might go up there and
run around up high.
I might use a three.
I've done it.
In the heat of it, I've sometimes ripped
off a two or three octave arpeggio and,
it can be exciting,
especially when you get it in tune.
[LAUGH] So I wanna encourage you to
be adventuresome, be even reckless.
Work on this stuff.
I feel like the only way you get those
together is to really take some chances,
and sometimes try to implement
them in your playing.
And really go for it.
But you gotta spend some
time in the woodshed first.
So remember, before you send the video in,
check out what I've said
to the other students.
I'll take a look, and
I'll give you some feedback.
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