Blues on major triads, 8th to the 12th fret.

Hi everyone, and welcome to this third lesson on how to play the blues on the electric bass. 

 

Today we will focus on the third part of the fretboard, the one from the 8th to the 12th fret. Like in the previous lessons, we will play the basic blues chord progression in all twelve keys, using only the major triads (in quarter notes). Following here the chord progression used.

Since you might run into new uncommon fingerings throughout the exercises, I recommend to study each bass-line out of tempo, keeping your left hand between the 8th and 12th fret at all times. Only when you have mastered the new fingerings, you can start playing with the help of a metronome. If you want to see how to play the exercises in all keys, check the YouTube video here:

Following here the bass-lines, starting from the key of C and moving chromatically. 

Thank you for reading, happy practice and see you in the next one!

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