Mastering Arpeggios's For Bass Players /// Scott's Bass Lessons

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  1. Yeah Juan here from NJ US sounds good go for it!!

  2. I'm 54 years old and self-taught. Now going through these videos it only serves to expand my ability to play different things. For me now it's like "oh wow so that's why you can do this and that. I don't know if back when I was young if my immature mind would have seen these lessons as restricting what I wanted to play.

  3. Florida

  4. Around 42:50: online question "How do we know which is the lowest note?". Scott answers that there's no "fast track" to it and that you have to write down the notes of the arpeggios and then find them below the root note. That's not consistent with what he says earlier in the video: "I'm not thinking notes but intervals" (or sth along those lines). Actually, if you can visualise your 7th, 5th, 3rd BELOW the root note as well as above, you can do it without knowing the notes. For example: you want to play a a C minor arpeggio from the lowest note (C on the A string / 3rd fret), after a time, you'll know that your lowest note possible is the 5th below (E string / 3rd fret), then your minor 7th either on the E string / 6th fret or A string / 1st fret, etc. and you'll remember the "shapes". Not really a "fast track" either but easier IMHO.
    Good vid otherwise.

  5. Wow! This is a super exercise, I've been looking for it for months! Thank you very much!
    By the way, I have an idea to make this exercise for II-V-I chord progression around the circle of fifths.

  6. Thanks mr Scott for the excellent video.
    This stuff is absolute gold for bassists

  7. 33mins i wish somebody had sat me down at 16 and shown me this exercise. I can tell you that as a 37 year old bassist who studied music as a bass player from school to college etc etc Scott couldn't be anymore correct. Young players, put the time in on what he's saying you wont be back here at 37.

  8. Bigg will St Paul MN…

  9. Seattle, wa!

  10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

  11. sounds good

  12. There is a delay in the sound

  13. First part of this lesson was very helpful for me. It gave me a good understanding of the major arpeggios and the circle of fifths. From that, I feel like I can develop some good exercises, and use the arpeggios together to create basslines. However after the first part, he lost me. Scott himself looked confused as he was trying to explain the 'continuous arpeggio'. I had to just stop the lesson around the 46' mark. Scott is by far my favorite online bass teacher and I will have to come back to this lesson.

  14. Alexandre Dinkelmann

    amazing class!!

  15. Vener Andrew Buban

    venerzky MNL PHL

  16. zach from israel

  17. Hey isn’t it kind of cheating if I use a 5 string for the arpeggio excercise?

  18. I'm trying this circle of fifths for a few hours and I am getting really dizzy now…

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