2/22/2015

Weekly Basslines #152: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)

As I promised last week, here's another tune in the key of G major to practice Sightreading.
This time it comes with a PlayAlong video. Have fun!







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2/16/2015

Weekly Basslines #151: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

In the latest chapter of my Sightreading course we covered the notes of the G major scale.
In the following weeks I want to supply you with some songs in the key of G major or the relative minor (E minor) to give you the chance to practice your sightreading skills with real songs.

I chose Van Morrisons "Brown Eyed Girl" for the beginning because it stays in the 2nd position (index finger on the 2nd fret) of the fretboard for almost the whole song, so you can directly see the connection of the bassline with the G major scale. 

If you have the "stereo version" of the original recording, turn the panning all to the left and you'll hear the bass loud and clear, because it's a split stereo mix with the guitars all on the right channel and bass solely on the left. On the other hand you can use the original recording as a playalong by turning the bass track off. There are quiete a few recordings of the beginning stereo era (mid-sixties), where this kind of split stereo was used. And of course it also made transcribing a lot easier for me and I can claim this transcription almost 100% accurate ;-).







2/08/2015

Lesson To Go - Sightreading for electric bass (part 4)



Hier nun endlich Teil 4 meines Sightreading Workshops. Wir beschäftigen uns mit den Tönen der G-Dur und E-Moll Tonleitern. Viels sBASS!

Finally i managed to finish part 4 of the sightreading series. In this installment we work on the notes of the g major and e minor scales. Have fun!










Diese Lesson enthält ein 9-seitiges Handout im pdf-Format, 12 mp3-Audiofiles mit Jamtracks, Demotracks und PlayAlongs und 8 Videos im mp4-Format. Nach Bezahlung über untenstehenden Paypal-Button (10,- €) erhältst du innerhalb von 24 Stunden den Downloadlink von mir zugeschickt.






This lesson contains a 9-page pdf-handout, 12 audiofiles with demotracks, jamtracks and playalongs and 8 videos in format mp4. After payment ( $ 12,-) via the Paypal-Button underneath I'll send you the downloadlink for those files within 24 hours.






Schau dir die vorangegangenen Lektion an. Einfach auf untenstehende Grafik klicken!
Take a look at the previous lessons by clicking on the image below!
 

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