Click here for more information on this order of notes which, once learned, tells you both the lines and the spaces in the bass staff, and on the treble staff as well! In fact, it is well worth learning to read the entire grand staff in addition to the bass staff if you are learning to read music!
Notes on the bass staff may be on a line or in a space. Click here for more information and examples of this. Middle C is on a line above the bass staff. This line is part of the 'invisible' line which runs between the treble and bass staves when using the Grand Staff. Click here to read more about the invisible Middle C line. The notes in the spaces of the bass staff follow the pattern above as well, MP3), with an added bonus!
The bass clef is also known as the F clef, and the note below the stave is F which makes it easy to remember. Play these a few times and decide which rhythmic pattern works, sounds, and feels best to you.
You can change the texture and MP3) some variety with a constant arpeggiated pattern in the left hand. This pattern works for fast or slow songs. Left-hand chord picking is a style well suited to country music. Most chords are made up of a root note, a third interval, and a fifth interval.
You need to know these three elements to be a Yo Pop Music - Bass Clef - Fact Mix (File chord-picker. To play this pattern, break a chord into two units: the root note and two top notes. Play the root note on beat 1 and the top two notes together on beat 2. To make it sound even more impressive, do something a little different on beat 3: Play the fifth of the chord by itself but one octave Lower.
This easy if tiring left-handed groove is really fun and easy if your right hand is just playing chords. To hammer out some octaves, you simply prepare your left hand in an open octave Yo Pop Music - Bass Clef - Fact Mix (File, with your pinky and thumb ready on the two notes, and make sure your wrist is loose enough to bounce a bit with the appropriate rhythm.
When the chord changes, keep your hand in octave position as you move directly to the next set of octaves. You can play the octaves using any rhythm that sounds good to you — try whole notes, half notes, even eighth notes, depending on the rhythmic character of the MP3). As you become more familiar with harmony, you can add to these left-hand octave patterns with octaves built on the notes of the chord. In addition to slamming octaves, a nice rock and roll-sounding bass pattern may use other intervals drawn from scale notes.
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