How To Play Bass Octave Patterns For Beginners Talkingbass-Mark 2018-01-09T15:01:10+00:00 July 1st, 2016|7 CommentsIn this weeks lesson I’m covering the basics of the octave pattern and providing a few exercises to help you get it under your fingers. Login or Signup to Talkingbass to access the WorkbookClick Here To LoginClick Here To Sign Up For FREE Membership Share This Post, Choose Your Platform!FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrPinterest Related Posts Top 10 Easy Bass Riffs For Beginners December 29th, 2017 | 1 Comment The Minor Pentatonic Scale January 6th, 2017 | 4 Comments The Natural Minor Scale December 30th, 2016 | 2 Comments The Major Scale November 25th, 2016 | 17 Comments Top 5 Bass Riffs For Beginners Gallery Top 5 Bass Riffs For Beginners March 13th, 2015 | 45 Comments Beginner Lesson Number 1 – Absolute Basics Gallery Beginner Lesson Number 1 – Absolute Basics January 26th, 2015 | 59 Comments 7 Comments Mark Mahoney July 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm - ReplyHi Mark,Great lesson as usual. Thank you again! In the following pattern R=Root and O=Octave; each note represents and 1/8th note. RR OO RR OO 1 + 2+ 3+ 4+ For this pattern would you finger the right hand 11 22 so each finger just stays on one string or alternate 12 12 or 21 21?Thanks, Mark Bethel, CT USA Mark Smith July 2, 2016 at 8:56 am - ReplyThanks Mark. You should alternate your fingers for that line. Either order is fine. 1212 or 2121. It all depends on the context. It’s worth practicing both so you’re not limited by your technique. simeon July 3, 2016 at 12:44 am - ReplyTnks Mr mark for all your good work you have been doing here. Carson Brown September 25, 2016 at 5:42 am - ReplyHello Mark I am looking for a jazz bass as they are very versatile I am looking at Squier Affinity series and I was wondering if you think that is a good choice or should I look for something better? james colbert November 19, 2016 at 2:37 am - ReplyThanks for your style ANDRE SILVA June 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm - ReplyGreetings Mark. Thanks for your dedication. Brian Sogn February 21, 2018 at 11:09 pm - ReplyHey Mark. Sort of stumbled upon your site and I gotta say, it’s fantastic. Something about your style of delivery that make you very easy to follow. Cheers.Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.