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StudyBass Fundamentals Two

You can do a lot with what you learned in StudyBass Fundamentals One. We're going to keep building on that foundation. In this curriculum we're going to start learning scales and the bassist's best friend: CHORD TONES!

Next you'll learn some beginning harmony and why notes and chords go together. Then, we'll end with the blues. The blues is at the root of almost all popular music styles.

You'll learn a couple more chord patterns. And finally, it's time for you to start memorizing the notes on the fretboard.

You're going to be busy.

In this StudyBass curriculum you will learn:

  • Seven major scale and chord patterns
  • Six minor scale and chord patterns
  • More about music notation
  • About major and minor keys
  • A common musical structure - The 12-Bar Blues Form
  • Applying common patterns, scales and chords to the blues
  • An almost century-old bassline: The Boogie Woogie
  • Three diminished chord patterns
  • Several approaches to memorizing the notes on the fretboard

Lesson Blocks:

Before we talk about the most important notes - chord tones - we need a quick look at scales.
[5 lessons]
The notes within chords are the most essential note patterns for bassists to study.
[2 lessons]
Common major-type scales and chord patterns and their application.
[6 lessons]
Common minor-type scale and chord patterns and how to apply them.
[6 lessons]
More explanations of common things you'll see in written music.
[4 lessons]
The basics about what harmony is and the concept of keys in music.
[7 lessons]
A brief introduction to how chords fit within keys and music's most used chords - the I, IV and V chords.
[3 lessons]
Blues is the root of most music to which we listen.
[3 lessons]
A look at using some common patterns on the 12-bar blues form.
[6 lessons]
Some common variations of the blues form and a well-known blues bassline called the Boogie Woogie.
[4 lessons]
Some less common, but essential chords for you to know.
[3 lessons]
Methods for learning all of the note names on the entire fretboard.
[4 lessons]