Playing high notes!!!
I must confess I am guilty I know my finger board very well but only the first 5 frets (I like to play the low notes)... I play a lot of 4 string BEAD bass so I only go up to the octave high D string to D as much...
But now since I am learning how to read music I use a typical 5 string BEADG... and now I am finding out Jazz players like to play very high notes, super high like B on the second octave on the G string... its hard for me to read the notes and go so high, right now its a hit and miss game...
What should I change?
A-Knowing the high notes on the G string
B-Knowing the scale notes but for in higher frets (Ej C on the 8th fret on the E string)
All of the Above?
Ant tricks for my brain? Thanks
If you practice running scales in all the positions you'll pick it up pretty quickly.
that's my problem I am only know one scale I think that is my limitation
These 2 sites will help you a lot.
Its easy, you just have to put work in. Remember Big Cats Eat Fish. There are no sharps between B and C or between E and F.
Learning the Major and Minor Triad patterns will start making a lot of sense of it, and is explained very well in the 2 sites I listed. Check those out and report back to us:bassist:
The higher register makes for a great tool to add dynamics. I use it a lot in song intros,endings, slides from low to the same note an octave up on big builds, not just for Jazz and soloing.
One thing I have always done that helped me is to work my way up on the E string. Start by jumping up to the 5th fret for the A note. Then jump up to the 10th fret and play up there for stuff in D. Rather then working from the open A & D strings.
Also learn "Ramble on" by Led Zeppelin(If you like them). "Californication" By RHCP is another song that gets you up higher on the neck.
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