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Electric Bass Lessons: Major and Minor Arpeggios Triads

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So now let's talk about chords.
Since it is the bass guitar, we do have
the ability to play chords,
however, since we're in the low register,
the chords sound a little bit,
maybe muddier and not so pronounced, as
they do on the guitar.
And as you can see if we play the C major
chord.
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Just a little bit,
a little bit muddy, not too much.
And if we played the C minor chord.
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It's still a little bit low.
So, the way we get around that is
sometimes,
playing the individual notes at a time or
arpeggiating the chords.
So, when we play the arpeggiated chord, it
sounds more like this.
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And the minor.
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The major.
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And there's the minor.
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So by playing them
a single note at a time, we can definitely
outline the chord a little.
Make it sound a little clear and for
instance, if we were to combine the major
and the minor in the little chordal
exercise, it would be something like.
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That's the minor.
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Here's the Major.
So if I were to create a little
exercise that I could incorporate both of
them and it sounded musical.
I might do something like,
so that's a little.
More music speaks
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There's the minor
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Here's the major.
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Now there's another minor.
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There's a major
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So back to the first major.
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To the minor.
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Another minor.
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To the major.
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That's basically what an arpeggio is.
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And obviously,
we wanna have as much in our arsenal as
possible.
So, I highly recommend learning arpeggios.
And now I'd like to show you a couple of
arpeggios in the major,
minor and major seventh.
So the C-major triad, is this.
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And that's the chord.
Here's the arpeggio.
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So, when I'm doing exercises for
the C major arpeggio, I'm doing things
like starting on the G.
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So you can hear the chord but
you can hear the individual notes and it
just makes it a lot cleaner.
[COUGH] Same thing can be applied to the
minor chord.
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So here's the minor.
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And there's so many different ways you can
arpeggiate and change the order of the
notes and the shapes.
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So I'm just basically alternating between
a minor chord, to a major minor, then to a
minor,
up to a major chord, another major chord.
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So you can see, the more of these you
have, under your fingers,
the more you can create lines that may
incorporate arpeggios, or.
What I like to do is just create little
songs that have, have those in them.
Again when I start with the major, say
we're in the key, the B major,
start with the major arpeggio.
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Like at the octave.
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Already, that sounds like a song.
But it's just an exercise
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So the bass doesn't have
to be limited to just playing, like most
people think, the root and the fifth.
Come up with your own exercises and
arpeggios, as a matter of fact,
send me some.
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