Bass Exercises

Exercise 1

Video Tutorial

more tutorials

Level: Beginner

Type of instrument:4 String Bass

Instructions:

Do these exercises a couple times before jamming it helps a lot more than you think. You need to practice then ascending and descending. This is a very important point and it applies to each of the examples. If some of the notes are uneven or rhythmically choppy then slow down the exercise until you find the right time that is comfortable for you.

Exercise 1:

G|-------------------------1-2-3-4--1-2-3-4-----------------------------
D|-----------------1-2-3-4------------------1-2-3-4---------------------
A|---------1-2-3-4----------------------------------1-2-3-4-------------
E|-1-2-3-4--------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-----

Exercise 2:

G|-------------------------1-3-2-4--1-3-2-4-----------------------------
D|-----------------1-3-2-4------------------1-3-2-4---------------------
A|---------1-3-2-4----------------------------------1-3-2-4-------------
E|-1-3-2-4--------------------------------------------------1-3-2-4-----

Exercise 3:

G|-------------------------1-4-2-3--1-4-2-3-----------------------------
D|-----------------1-4-2-3------------------1-4-2-3---------------------
A|---------1-4-2-3----------------------------------1-4-2-3-------------
E|-1-4-2-3--------------------------------------------------1-4-2-3-----

Exercise 4:

G|-------------------------2-3-4-1--2-3-4-1-----------------------------
D|-----------------2-3-4-1------------------2-3-4-1---------------------
A|---------2-3-4-1----------------------------------2-3-4-1-------------
E|-2-3-4-1--------------------------------------------------2-3-4-1-----

Exercise 5:

G|-------------------------3-4-1-2--3-4-1-2-----------------------------
D|-----------------3-4-1-2------------------3-4-1-2---------------------
A|---------3-4-1-2----------------------------------3-4-1-2-------------
E|-3-4-1-2--------------------------------------------------3-4-1-2-----

Exercise 6:

G|-------------------------4-1-2-3--4-1-2-3-----------------------------
D|-----------------4-1-2-3------------------4-1-2-3---------------------
A|---------4-1-2-3----------------------------------4-1-2-3-------------
E|-4-1-2-3--------------------------------------------------4-1-2-3-----

Exercise 7:

G|-------------------------2-1-3-4--2-1-3-4-----------------------------
D|-----------------2-1-3-4------------------2-1-3-4---------------------
A|---------2-1-3-4----------------------------------2-1-3-4-------------
E|-2-1-3-4--------------------------------------------------2-1-3-4-----

Exercise 8:

G|-------------------------3-2-4-1--3-2-4-1-----------------------------
D|-----------------3-2-4-1------------------3-2-4-1---------------------
A|---------3-2-4-1----------------------------------3-2-4-1-------------
E|-3-2-4-1--------------------------------------------------3-2-4-1-----

Leave your comments about this lesson

Matt Howard from

It's just amazing. Bass Camera was the best investment I ever made. Bass Camera has completely surpassed my expectations.

Join Now!