Rock Bass Lesson 3

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    - In this lesson you are going to play some smooth rock! You are going to learn how to construct a rock groove over a ballad backing track. You are going to play with rhythm placement of notes in order to construct a groovy driving bass line.

    - In this lesson you are going to play some syncopated rhythms, walking bass feel and classic 8ths grooving. Line is constructed using arpeggios as note choice to outline the chords.

    - Lesson is in the key of C major, chords in backings are derived from that scale. All notes played in the bass line will fit C major scale.

    -Key: C major

    -Tempo: 120 bpm

    -Time signature: 4/4

    -Tuning: standard

    -Difficulty: beginner

    Equipment I used for getting this sound was: Am Fender Jazz Bass deluxe, equal mix of both pickups with added bass and middle on onboard preamp - then going to the nemesis (eden) amp with a 1x15" and flat eq there.

    Feel free to ask me any questions in the lesson's feedback and in my instructor board at the forum.

    Enjoy and I hope you'll have a lot of fun practising this lesson!

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