Electric Bass: Advanced

BASS ADVANCED: Week #4

List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: Your Cheatin’ Heart

  • Scale: A minor

  • Technique: Walking bass lines, The weight Fills

  • Repertoire: The Weight

Summary

This week we continued to work on the A minor scale, putting it in time and increasing the speed. We reviewed the chord progression for The Weight and added the fills to it. We also reviewed the concept of walking bass lines and learned walking progressions for Major, Minor and Half Diminished chords.

Assignment for next week

Comfortably play through the A minor scale in quarter notes
Comfortably play through The Weight with all fills
Comfortably play Major, Minor, and Half Diminished walking bass lines

How to Practice this at home

Practice the A minor scale 3-5x in quarters with correct notes

Practice all fills for The Weight 3-5x in time

Practice The Weight chord changes 3x

Practice The Weight with all fills 3x

Practice each walking bass line 5x



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