Bass rhythms

Multimedia tutorials for learning bass guitar rhythms

 
Playing Eighth Notes

Playing Eighth Notes

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The eighth note is a rhythmic value a bassist should master. It is a major component of any bassline. As an eighth note is worth half a beat, you need two of them to fill a beat (quarter note)...

Playing Sixteenth Notes

Playing Sixteenth Notes

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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An important aspect of playing bass is learning to handle sixteenth notes. They enable you to divide the beat into 4 equal parts (as four sixteenth notes make up a quarter note) and by doing so all...

Playing the Ternary Way

Playing the Ternary Way

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Unlike the binary way of playing, where beats are divided into two parts, the ternary way consists in dividing the beat into three parts. With its notorious swaying between 2/3 - 1/3 (quarter- and...

Walking Basslines

Walking Basslines

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Basslines in jazz are often called “walking basslines”. They provide steady harmonic and rhythmic support for the rest of the band. The rhythm is simple, consisting primarily of quarter notes and...

Playing Notes Staccato

Playing Notes Staccato

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Staccato is the shortening of the duration of a note. It is indicated by a small dot placed either above or beneath the note and is obtained by damping the note with the left hand finger, by lessening...

Playing with Off-Beat Rhythms

Playing with Off-Beat Rhythms

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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In off-beat rhythms notes are attacked on weak beats, so-called off-beats, (the second and fourth beats in 4/4 meter) or on the weak subdivisions of the beats (second eighth note or second and fourth...

Playing with Syncopation

Playing with Syncopation

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Syncopation consists in attacking notes on weak beats, so-called off-beats, (the second and fourth beats in 4/4 meter) or on the weak subdivisions of the beats (second eighth note or second and fourth...

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure "16th-16th-8th"

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

The rhythmic figure called “2 sixteenth notes/1 eighth note” lasts for one beat. If you number each of the four sixteenth notes in the beat, you will have to play numbers 1, 2 and 3. As a bassist you...

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure "8th-16th-16th"

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

The rhythmic figure called “1 eighth note/2 sixteenth notes” lasts for one beat. If you number each of the four sixteenth notes in the beat, you will have to play numbers 1, 3 and 4. As a bassist you...

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure

Playing with the Rhythmic Figure "16th-8th-16th"

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

The rhythmic figure called “sixteenth note/eighth note/sixteenth note” lasts for one beat. If you number each of the four sixteenth notes in the beat, you will have to play numbers 1, 2 and 4. As a...