Bass Exercises: Beginning Rhythms Review
Beginning Rhythms Review Exercises
Bass Exercise #1: Practice Rhythmic Subdivisions on One Note
By now, you should be comfortable switching between the basic rhythmic pulses we've discussed: Quarter notes, straight 8th notes, 8th note triplets, and shuffle 8th notes. In this exercise you play one bar of each pulse on a single note.
Bass Exercise #2: Practice Chord and Scale Patterns Applying the Rhythms
Here is one way you could combine these rhythmic subdivisions with practicing your scale and chord patterns. This example uses a G dominant 7th chord, but try it on every pattern we've discussed and with different root notes.