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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 2: F Major

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[MUSIC]
Now we have
an F major etude.
And I just wanna remind you again,
those piano notes that strike before
each of these backing tracks.
So as you're tuning notes, so
remember to really take some time and
carefully tune your instrument.
Use the open string to tune.
Or also what we call a harmonic, where you
touch the note lightly at the octave there
for the G, and the D,
and the A, and the E.
You'll get each of those
notes from the piano.
Make sure you tune up.
Again, I feel those are the most reliable,
use those.
The other thing too is, use your ears,
just react with your ears,
don't try to be perfect
when you add little things,
don't worry if you add a note and
it doesn't seem to work for you.
You have the freedom to experiment.
And you take little small steps
of improvisational freedom,
you keep moving forward and the more you
do it, you gonna feel more confident,
you're gonna have a lot of fun, cuz again,
these are all very melodic, slow moving
melodies that give you lot of time to
think and feel and slide and listen.
And you can think about your sound,
your right hand, just relax and
the weight dropping.
And left hand, vibrato.
Using the weight, not pressing your thumb.
All these little things that
we've been talking about.
You can now put them to practice in
a slow-moving tune where you have a chance
to really develop something.
So, let's do F major now.
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