An Introduction To Bass Chords

2017-11-01T15:53:17+00:00February 20th, 2015|13 Comments

This lesson covers some easy chord voicings for getting started with chords on bass guitar. There are loads of different shapes for every different chord type but this lesson covers just two patterns for the Major, Minor, Major 7, Minor 7 and Dominant 7 chords.

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13 Comments

  1. Harrison Picot February 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Really nice sound. No muddy tones. It is a good idea, as you have shown, not the use A-root form on the E string (as I was sure to have done if left to my own devices). And working on the progressions is a big bonus.Thanks for a great lesson! Everybody has their own level of skill or ignorance, but or me this was one of your best lessons, and all the rest are good.

  2. jay February 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Mark—a big thank you from Texas. This was a very well put together lesson. You have a very good way of communicating. Thanks again and time to get to work now!!

  3. Mohamed Zaki May 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Such a great lesson ! Thank you so much for your effort ! Keep up the great work !

  4. Andrey Slim January 5, 2016 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Mark you are best!
    Awesome.
    Thank you from Moscow (Russia)

  5. ernie glenn March 19, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Awsome lesson MARK

  6. Mark S Beretta April 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I can’t feel my fingers anymore ,,,
    I’ll come back tomorrow.

  7. Precious Phygeo May 31, 2016 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Thanks talkingbass…my fingers are now getting rocksolid

  8. KOSTANTINOS MARKOPOULOS June 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Great lesson mark…as always….by the way …..can you make us a bass chord encyclopedia i think that is very important for all of us here ….my regards from greece

  9. Masimba Chikoore July 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you Mark for you lesson. This is my first time to access your lessons and i have found your teaching very easy to understand.
    Thank you once again.

  10. Vince Ruiz July 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark,
    Excellent lesson for beginners like myself. If I am presented with a music sheet with only chords/lyrics, would I be able to play the song playing the bass? My group only have a guitar & vocalist and music sheets that only contain the lyrics & chords.

  11. Juan Carlos June 3, 2018 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Could anybody explain it better than this ?
    I don’t think so.
    Excellent explanation one more time !

  12. Joe Burns June 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Mark,
    Can you explain why the same pattern on A string can’t be used on the E string?

  13. Fred Laine October 5, 2018 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Excellent lesson. My finger tips are throbbing but I’ve made some real progress. Thanks Mark.

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