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chords

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Robbie Butler, Aug 3, 2003.


  1. i don't know if this is in the right place but oh well here goes :).

    my bro (amazin bassit) was havin a quick go on my gutair to see if it was still in tune...and he started hittin two strings at a time and i was like "why you hittin 2 strings at a time" and he was like bass chords :)bassist: ) and then he went off to his room.

    could some one please teach tell me more about "bass chords" please :)?

    thanks robbie :bassist: :bassist:
     
  2. moved to GI
     
  3. 2 notes at once is a double stop. These are not exclusive to bass but they often sound better than chords becasue they are less muddy.
     
  4. do you have to play these on any strings (aprently the "high ones") but does it realy matter what strings u play them on ?
     
  5. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Experiment! Try it out yourself, listen to how it sounds. There are no rules.

    Chords generally work better higher up (or using harmonics) - intervals such as 3rds and 6ths sound muddy and unpleasant when they're played low on a bass.
     
  6. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    LOL!! :D

    C'mon moley, what about the old "never play a chord on bass" rule? sheesh, can't believe you of all people forgot that one!
     
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I got a good reference from Dimin's Chordal Approach.
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The "rule" is that widely spaced intervals sound better on bass than ones closer together - surely you knew that!!?? ;)
     
  9. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    Hey, Zulu, I didn't know you were a bass virtuoso too?

    I sincerely hope that's meant to be tongue in ch :eek:
     
  10. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I finally got someone to notice!!!

    Yes, the tounge and cheeks are both mine.
     
  11. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    Ah-haa!!

    Well, I was so amused by the idea that I changed my whateveritscalled too... perhaps we shoudl all just come right out and say it, we're ALL bass virtuoso's! :D

    Actually, I'm reading Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner at the moment - well I read the first ten chapters last night (very engaging and easy to read book)... it says in there you should tell yourself "I am great, I am a master"... not sure about that, waiting to finish the book ;)
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    So...shouldn't your title be "Effortless Master" !! ?? ;)
     
  13. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    LOL!!!

    Naah, check it out, that's the one!! :D
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Self-deprecating British humour or honesty!!?? :D
     
  15. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    The former... I am great, I am a master ;)

    Actually a bit of both I think!
     
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Effortless Masterbasser.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Maybe one of us should change our title to Master Hijacker!! ;)
     
  18. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    So.. chords anyone?

    What am I bid for a lovley collection of chords making up a beautiful turnaround in the horn-friendly key of Bb? Bidding starts at twenty pounds, can I get twenty five? Twenty five? Twenty five pounds from the gentleman in the corner with the beret and colourful braces, can I hear thirty pounds, come on ladies and gents, this is a classic two-five-one on offer here...