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Electric Bass Lessons: Smooth Jam in E

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You know, you look at this instrument.
Bass guitar, 4 strings, fingerboard, and
it's just amazing to me how many
combinations and notes and
possibilities there are just from this
instrument.
And as a bass player, it's just great to
learn as much about it as possible.
Learn what every note on the neck is, and
not only that, check out and
try to learn where all the harmonics are.
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And all the possibilities of chords.
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And every combination
that you can come up with because there's
just so much you can do with this.
And in this next piece you'll hear you'll
notice
that I'm trying to keep the bass line
going at one point.
There's a couple moments where we'll use a
couple false harmonics.
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I'm gonna get those by
just putting my thumb on the note an
octave higher.
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And grab those.
Use every bit of the neck that you can.
I've got the high E here and the low E
down there, and everything in between.
So check out this next version of the song
where we're just gonna pull out
all the stops and try to utilize in, in
good taste.
To play, it goes something like this.
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Now this could be straight eighth
notes if I want it to.
But to keep it
interesting I'll
break it up.
Got lots of choices all the time.
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Good chance to put some double stops in.
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A little lick here.
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Let's stay tasty.
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Movement here.
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Now it's your turn you get to play with
these great musicians, Ricky Lawson and
Kim Hanson on keyboards.
Ricky Lawson's on drums.
And I just want you to give me everything
you've got on this version.
Play your heart out, and listen to the
patterns, what's going on with this.
Play as well as you can.
And of course, listen to the,
some of the other video exchanges that
I've done with other students on this.
And then, submit yours.
And I'll get right back to you.
Have fun
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Now this good be straight eighth notes if
I wanted to.
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But
to keep it interesting, I'll break it up.
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Got lots of choices all the time.
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Good chance to put some double stops in.
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A little lick here.
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it must stay tasty.
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Movement here.
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