Music Theory For Bass Guitar – How To Build & Play Chords On Bass

2017-10-31T15:13:35+00:00February 12th, 2014|Categories: Music Theory For Bass Guitar|3 Comments

This lesson is the latest in the Music Theory For Bass Guitar series. This time out I’m looking at how to create chords on the Bass using all the chord construction principles we used in the earlier lessons. The major triads are covered along with some general harmony concepts like the use of primary triads in a key and how they sound and feel in relation to each other.

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  1. Anthony Adamson February 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you

  2. Juan Carlos Luna Cardozo January 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Really nice video, I like how the voicing turns out, everything stays close and neat. But I was wondering if there is a chance of doing some voicing for the lower part of the bass without sounding muddy…

    PDD: I know this video is from quite some time but I’m just catching up 😛

  3. John Follis February 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    When I first heard Mark talk about how to play chords on bass, I didn’t even think you could do it that way and voice them so well and they would sound cool. Sounds like if you wanted to make a song up and try to sing it while playing bass in your apartment for example, you don’t have to stick to root note one note per bar thing between the first and fifth frets. You can now play interesting chords like a guitar somewhat. I love it. And if you play them on a rainy day, they can be kind of relaxing. Thank you Mark for showing us how to do this.

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