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Electric Bass Lessons: Five String Bass

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[MUSIC]
So,
I've been doing a lot of these lessons on
the four string.
And I'd like to talk a bit about the five
string bass now.
Though we can definitely get it done on
the four strings and
a lot of bass players have and then Jaco
certainly proved,
that you can say a whole lot on a four
string instrument.
And, I would recommend learning on four
strings and
then graduating to five strings, because,
once you pick up this instrument, you'll,
you'll think, like I have it tuned to a
low B, but after playing the four string,
I would think I was playing the low E,
[SOUND] then I'd hit a low B.
And it takes a bit of getting used to.
But if you want that extra range,
I'd definitely recommend playing a five
string.
This particular bass, is tuned down to a
low B.
And the reason I opted to go lower is
because, with the four string I ended up
tuning the low E down to an E flat, or a D
in many instances.
And I wanted to have the extra range, on
the bottom.
So, the lowest note.
[MUSIC]
Is the low B and I just love it.
Love, love that low range there.
It can be tuned using a high C and
starting with the low E.
Then going all the way up to the high C,
which is great as well.
This is a two octave neck.
[MUSIC].
So I have lots of range available, to me
on this instrument.
This is actually my signature bass, that
we developed with Yamaha.
And if you see me, most of the time, you
will see me playing this instrument.
I have also a six-string bass, in which
the strings
in the middle are the four strings of the
bass, the, the E, A, D, and G.
But the high string is tuned to a C, and
the low, string is tuned to a B.
So on the six-string bass, we have B, E,
A, D, G and then high C.
And then we have, we have everything we
could ever want,
range wise, in an instrument.
So, from time to time you will see me
playing six string bass, especially when,
I'm called to do more soloing, sometimes
chord melodies on the bass.
And this offers me a lot of notes.
And that's basically the five string.
I love it.
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