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Electric Bass Lessons: Tuning Your Bass

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[MUSIC]
The first
thing I'd like to go over is, tuning the
bass.
We know that the four string bass has, the
low E string.
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Next one up is the A String.
Next is the D String.
And then the G.
What I like to do is before every take
before every time I'm about to play
a performance I, I always check my tuning
because it goes out.
For various reasons, the air conditioning
in the room, it's too hot,
it's too cold, and these are the things
that affect the tuning,
so, before you play, always check your
tuning.
So let's start with a G
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and I have a little digital tuner that
clips onto the edge.
Of the bass.
This is made by a company called Snark but
there's a lot of companies that make them.
And we'll start with the G.
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Next to the D string.
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Next is the A string.
What I like to do is exaggerate.
I go lower and tune up to the string, so
the string gets stretched.
And then the low E.
And what I like to do a little is just
stretch the string out,
pop it a little bit.
And then just double check again, and
that'll make sure that
the string is seeded, and, and, and won't
go out of tune when you start playing.
D string.
Stretch a little bit.
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A string.
Stretch a little bit.
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I notice, it's a little sharp.
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And E.
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