Minor triad arpeggio exercises - II inversion

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another bass technique lesson. In this one you will play the II inversion of minor triads, over the circle of fifths. Practice the following exercises starting from a slow tempo at 60 bpm, and if you can’t play those all at once, play one or two keys at a time, until you feel comfortable enough to move on.

Happy practice!

1.3.a – II inversion ascending (pattern V-I-IIIb)    

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1.3.b – II inversion descending (pattern V-IIIb-I)    

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1.3.c – II inversion ascending and descending (pattern V-I-IIIb - V -IIIb-I )    

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Just like we did for major and minor triads so far, you can replace the quarter note with different rhythmic divisions, such as eighth notes, dotted eighth and sixteenth, eighth note triplets and sixteenth notes (check one of the previous lessons here). This will help you to develop a stronger right-hand technique, and improve your right-left hand coordination. 

Thank you for reading and happy practice! 

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