LearnGospelMusic.com Community

Please login or register.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17   Go Down

Author Topic: Bass lessons for newbies.  (Read 30746 times)

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Bass lessons for newbies.
« on: July 28, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »
I need to know how many newbies would be interested in me posting bass lessons.
I'm not a professional bass player I'm just an average player who don't mind shearing the thing I've learned over the years. ;)     
"Each One Teach One"

Offline Wesley16

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 106

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 10:29:08 PM »
Sign me up  ;D. I need ear training help, breaking down songs. Having a serious problem understanding the chord progression of almost any song.

Offline malthumb

  • Moderator
  • LGM Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4646
  • Gender: Male
  • Praise Is What I Do
    • Your Car Does What?!?!?

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 10:57:19 AM »
Sign me up  ;D. I need ear training help, breaking down songs. Having a serious problem understanding the chord progression of almost any song.


You can find some breakdowns here.    http://m.youtube.com/user/malthumb

For the most part I've kept it simple.....none of the fancier licks.....just how the song is structured.  Add your own spice.  Some of these are really old and I haven't added anything in a while.

You can also access the listing of chord charts that JeremyR started a while ago.  Hasn't been added to in a while, but there's a lot of good stuff in there.

http://www.learngospelmusic.com/forums/index.php/topic,39645.0.html


FAITH unites people
RELIGION divides FAITH

Offline phbrown

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12069
  • Google Fiber

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 12:24:09 PM »
Malthumb and Aruther don't forget about all the lurkers. Many may not post but will read and watch the videos. I know both of your both videos helped me a lot I still go back and watch Malthumb's video "You are good" just cause the reference to TLC's song.

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 10:16:12 PM »
Sign me up  ;D. I need ear training help, breaking down songs. Having a serious problem understanding the chord progression of almost any song.
Okay Wesley you want ear training you got it! Stay tuned i'm  going to develop an ear training lesson for you. In the meantime i want you to work on your scales, using the number systems! ;)
"Each One Teach One"

Offline Gemini47

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 198
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 10:32:43 PM »
I am interested in what you have to share.
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.  - Plato -

Offline 5deep

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 77

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 07:03:45 AM »
I'm not a "newbie" but I learned a lot from your videos. Looking forward to whatever lessons you post.

Offline Bass4God

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 02:12:07 PM »
I'm an intermediate but still need help with shout music. Can you help me out?

Thanks

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 08:55:58 PM »
Okay y'all need to know the scales... by numbers! before we get started.
"Each One Teach One"

Offline kingjames59

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 09:10:56 PM »
Thank God you are back! I learned so much fron you.

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 04:22:54 PM »
Okay let's get started! Today i'll be teaching you a song by NUMBERS! the song is in  Ab, i'm not teaching you the bass lines but the progressions of the song as I hear it. I'll give you the numbers (notes) in three sections. (A B & C) then i will post a short video.

Section A:  1 2 3 #3  1 7 6  2 5 6 3 6 3 6 2 5 1-2 5 1

Section B: #6  6  5 1

Section C: #6  6  #5  5

NOTE! in the key of Ab  the  3 is C and the #3 is c# or Db. The 6 is F the #6 is F# or Gb  same notes but different names.
Feel free to ask any questions or post any commits, if i cant answer your questions i'm sure someone else here in this bass room can. 

 
"Each One Teach One"

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 04:47:30 PM »
Learning a song by numbers
"Each One Teach One"

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 05:24:39 PM »
Learning a song by numbers
I played this song in Ab now if the song was transpose to another key THE NUMBERS STAY THE SAME!! GOT IT ?/?
"Each One Teach One"

Offline berbie

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2033

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2012, 06:51:53 PM »
Hey, you made that real plain, arthur59.   If one can't get that, it's gonna be rough.  I learned and I'm not quite a newby.  Hope you post some more.  Thanks.

Offline Wesley16

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 106

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2012, 07:18:57 PM »
Very, very, helpful for me. I finally can play that song all the way thru now and have a better understanding of the progression of the song.

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2012, 09:00:45 PM »
Hey Barbie & Wesley, this is what I do. I don't know a lot but what I do know I don't mind sharing!  :D 
"Each One Teach One"

Offline Gemini47

  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 198
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 11:16:18 PM »
Hey Arthur59. Glad you are back teaching us. That was a good lesson, easy to understand and follow. I look forward to more. Thanks.
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.  - Plato -

Offline Bass4God

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 11:25:48 PM »
That was good stuff, I'm in the shed. Hey I'm also glad you are back thanks.

Offline arthur59

  • LGM Royalty
  • LGM Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 319
  • Gender: Male

Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2012, 11:01:07 AM »
This is an exercise that will  help you memorize the degrees (distance from your root note to any other note in the scale your playing)  and help you with muscle memory. Use a metronome or drum machine set the tempo at 50 beats per minute and work your way up to 120 bpm preform these exercises in the low register and the high register (above the 12th fret) in all 12 keys...
Just to keep it simple lets start out using the most popular keys in gospel music. Bb  Db  Eb  Gb and  F.  For example play the exercise starting with the Bb major scale in your low register at 50 bpm working your way up to 120 bpm ?/? then start the exercise over playing your Bb major scale above the 12th fret, then move on to the next scale...GOT IT! ::)

Exercise one( Play the numbers)  1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1

Exercise two(play the numbers)   1-8-4-6-3-2-7-5

That's your assignment for this week! let me know your progress.

We will go over another song by numbers in the next video ;D

Arthur59 8)
"Each One Teach One"

gruvn_low

  • Guest
Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2012, 04:40:11 PM »
 Great lesson, very easy to follow. Thank you sir
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17   Go Up