|Bass Runs, Part 1: Scale and Chord Theory
Bass Runs, Part 1: Scale and Chord Theory
In this lesson, you’ll get a thorough lesson in bass runs that connect chords. The two main things to think about when creating bass runs are where you’re going and how long you have to get there. The chord you’re going to is the most important thing to remember. You always want to end the run on a note of the chord you’re going to, so it’s important to know the notes of the chords and the underlying scale you’re using. In this lesson you’ll learn bass runs that connect the I, IV, and V chords (G, C, and D) in the key of G, so Scott gets you started playing the G major scale in open position. You’ll learn two fingerings: one you’ll play if you’re on a C chord (with your first finger on the first fret) and one you’ll play if you’re playing a “bluegrass” G chord, with your first finger on the second fret. You’ll also learn what notes are in the G, C, and D chords and how the notes in the G major scale correspond to the notes in the chords.
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