Basic Bass Line Building Blocks - Triads...

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hello GMC!
    -In today's lesson we are going to utilize the major and minor triads we learned in previous lessons in a song situation.
    Once again we will play only notes contained in those triads to make groovy bass lines. This lesson should give you an example on how you can utilize triads in your own bass line composing.

    -I composed this little tune with a rocking feel to it. You will use different triads and also practice on keeping the constant 8th note pulse in your picking hand and playing alternating most of the time.

    -I used Am scale for composing this one, and you will use major and minor triads over appropriate chords.

    -Key: Am
    -Tempo: 141 bpm
    -Time signature: 4/4
    -Tuning: standard
    -Difficulty: beginner/intermediate

    Equipment I used for getting this sound was: Peavey Cirrus bass with active soapbar pickups, equal mix of both of them with added bass and treble on on board eq - then going to the nemesis (eden) amp with a 1x15" and slightly added bass and treble there (at 1 o'clock position).

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

    Enjoy and I hope you'll have a lot of fun playing this one!

    C major triad.png

    e major triad.png

    F major triad.png

    A minor triad.png

    G major triad.png
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