Friday, September 23, 2016

Chords for the Bass Guitar and Slap Bassing

For playing chords on the bass, you only hold down one string and pluck that string. A full step is 2 frets over. A half step is 1 fret over. There is a new letter every full step over. A half step to the left of a letter is a flat (for righty's). A half step to the right of a chord is a sharp. A full step is the next letter. I also found out that the closer the string to the head of the bass is higher not lower. The strings go (from lower to higher) F, G, A, B, C, D, E, and repeated. Another fact about the bass is that there is no sharp for B, or E. Only flats and the actual chord. There is also a different way to play strings without plucking them: slap bassing. This is done by hitting a string with your thumb. I have not perfected and cannot seem to make the slapping sound when I slap bass so I will have to keep working on it at home. Here is a for a reference to what I am talking about:

Each of the sections with a number is a fret -


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