Reading Music Part One
Bass Lesson Block
When studying music it helps a lot to understand how it is written. In this lesson block I introduce you to the basics of music reading and common musical notation for the bass. Without this basic foundation, you will struggle with the lessons found here and elsewhere.
A brief introduction to this bass lesson section.
Should you learn to read music? Looking at the pros and cons.
A quick introduction to reading standard music notation for bass.
How musical pitches are notated in written music.
Printable bass clef notes showing each bass note's fretboard position.
What key signatures are and how they are notated in music.
A basic overview of reading rhythm notation with audio examples.
What time signatures mean and how they work.
Tips on practicing sightreading for bass.
Understand how bass tab notation works.
An explanation of my own version of bass tab found on this site.