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Electric Bass Lessons: Chord Progressions: 2-5-1-6

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[MUSIC]
So
next I'd like to talk about the 2-5-1-6
chord progression.
And it's very similar to the 2-5-1, but
where the 2-5-1 is,
is a final kind of sound and you're
landing on the one.
The 2-5-1-6, the six chord is actually a
way to keep this cycle going.
So a lot of times you'll, you'll get to
the end of the song and
instead of ending it, it'll just kind of
go around and the cycle will continue.
So, in the key of A, you'd have the B
would be the two,
[SOUND] E would be the five, [SOUND] one
would be the A, [SOUND] and
then the F min, F-Sharp, in this case
Minor, would be a, the six chord.
So you'd have, two-
[MUSIC]
So it
sort of sounds like you're kind of in a, a
cycle, and a lot of times you, there's no
way to get out of it [LAUGH] because it's
not really ending, it's just continuing.
So here's an example of the 2-5-1-6
progression.
[MUSIC]
I'm gonna take that up a half a step-
[MUSIC]
2-5-1-6-2-5-1 down a half step.
[MUSIC]
Up a half step.
[MUSIC]
2-5-1 to A.
[MUSIC]
6-2-5-1.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
so that's fun, we love the way that
sounds,
and now, I'd like to demonstrate playing
that, but trying to
make it a little more interesting than
just playing [COUGH] playing the changes.
I'm gonna try use a few substitutions and
just make a little more interesting than
just-
[MUSIC]
And I'll walk around and, and,
and just use a little more creativity in
playing the 2-5-1-6.
Here we go.
Two, three.
[MUSIC]
I'm half-stepping.
[MUSIC]
Back down half step.
Sometimes I'd stay on the pedal.
[MUSIC]
Pedal again.
[MUSIC]
So you noticed I didn't stick to the chord
progression at all times, because that's
one of the great things about the bass,
is that we can color the music and if we
choose to stay on
the pedal while the chords are changing,
it just sounds a little bit-
It sounds a little different,
it adds a little different tension to the
chord and that's one of the things I like
to do is just substitute the changes from
time to time.
So that's the 2-5-1-6 progression, and
I'd love to hear what you'd come up with
for that.
So if you wanna send me a video, I can't
wait to check it out.
Remember, check out some of the other
videos, get some ideas, and
then send me that and I'll give you some
feedback.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Back down a half step.
[MUSIC]
Sometimes.
I like to stay on the pedal.
[MUSIC]
[INAUDIBLE]
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Up a half step.
[MUSIC]
Back down a half step.
Sometimes I stay on the pedal
[MUSIC]
Pedal again.
[MUSIC]