Getting Your Groove On With Only Root And Fifth

2017-11-01T13:32:44+00:00September 26th, 2015|9 Comments

In this lesson I show how you can limit yourself to practicing with only the root and 5th of each chord while still coming up with an interesting bass line.

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9 Comments

  1. Harrison Picot September 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Super! Making a lot out of a little. Improvising was a a bit scary to me until a great guitar player, Emily Remler said (in a video) that 70-80 percent of improvising is patterns players work for themselves and use over and over. Well, make that 100% on my part and I can improvise. The root, 5th and the octave are great to work with. If I ever do improvise, it will be to add a third to start with. But that will be later, I have hours to practice to do before then. Thanks for another great track (simple = great to me 🙂

  2. art September 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Mark,

    Just wanted to send a note of appreciation for your teaching style. I have gained the most “musical value” out of watching and learning from you. Keep it going please!

  3. CARLOS ESQUILIN September 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Excellent lesson. Many balads or romantic music use the pattern .

  4. Geoff Hudleston September 28, 2015 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Excellent Lesson, Mark. As always, thanks a bunch. The world is full of your better Bassists (students) because of your gracious and expert help. I’m waiting for the Bass Reading Course to be released – I want it!

  5. Mac September 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Another great lesson, Mark! As a 68yr old beginner, i find these lessons so good, and so helpful. I have learnt so much from your lessons, and will continue to do so. Great job,Mark!!!

  6. Franklin Donkor September 30, 2015 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Thnk u for ths lessons im blsd

  7. Dave Manchester December 10, 2016 at 4:07 am - Reply

    I’ve got more out of the few lessons I’ve watched you teach than anywhere else. I like how you break everything down into manageable parts. You make music fun and easy to understand.

  8. german perez bottesi September 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks again and again and again and again!!!

  9. tony dawes July 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for your help it worked and I can now start the course.
    Tony Dawes

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