Bass Lessons — Begging Tap For Bass Vol.3 bass tabs
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Okay ill be nice heres vol.3. Oh and before i forget i call em begging
because im probably thinking that people are begging for a decent
tapping tab or tabs to come out...well here they are.
In the previous lessons we've used double stopping to form chords.
have also considered moving the left and right hand parts further
We'll continue with this idea now by moving the two hands even more
Consider the following chord:
It should sound fairly dissonant, but provided your sound isn't
bassy it won't be too bad in context.
We can then move the bass note (resolving it) to a G while keeping
the right hand harmony notes constant:
Once you're happy moving your left hand while holding your right
still, we can move to an Am in the same way we did last week to get
the classic opening riff to "Purple Haze" (or at least sufficient
outline to carry the rhythm while the guitarist shows off)
(The timings are an approximation — with all lessons you should
experiment to find a comfortable groove).
Once you've got this working you may feel that the initial E lacks
the emphasis you'd like to place upon the begining of such a great
Last week we tackled the problem by taking the note down an octave.
In this case that's an open string so we can't hammer it on. We
tune down, but the proximity of the nut would reduce the volume,
in any case — tuning down is inconvenient. The answer is to sound
open E with your right hand.
Moving in and out of the position used for tapping is often
inconvenient — going to a walking finger style is too slow, and a
plectrum is out of the question! However, you should find that your
right hand is in a pretty good position to slap the bottom E — it's
perhaps a little further up the fretboard than is desirable but it is
quite workable (See Doug's slapping lesson #1 for details of
simple slap we're now going to use). Simply twist your right hand,
bring the thumb down on the E string and let it bounce back.
Of course if the right hand is slapping then the left hand is going
to have to play the double stop. This is accomplished by bringing
third finger down flat across the G and D strings at the 12th fret.
With both this and the slap, experiment to find the optimum amount
Putting the whole thing back together we get:
That's all for now.
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