Common Bass Patterns
Bass Lesson Block
If you plan to play music with others, you need to know what notes to play. The idea of this lesson block is to give you a beginning understanding of what notes bass players choose and why. These are all simple-to-play note patterns and apply in a lot of musical situations. You may discover these patterns make up the bulk of most basslines. Once you know these patterns you're ready to start playing with others!
Learning and thinking about note patterns on the bass fretboard.
Understand and apply root notes on the bass...
Learn about the octave, how it applies to bass playing, and some practice examples.
Lesson on one of the most common bass patterns: roots and fifths. Lesson, exercises, audio, and more...
Learn about the flat 7th and its application in bass playing...
Learn about adding the sixth to the root and fifth bass pattern.
Using approach notes and passing tones in basslines.
Section review and about combining the note patterns.