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Positions

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Grunger, Apr 13, 2005.


  1. My dad who is an experienced bassist gave me these things to play...He calls them positions and i will try to tab them but he said that they can be played anywhere...

    1st position

    -1-2-4-------------
    ------1-3-4--------
    -----------1-3-4---
    ----------------1-3

    I am saying it again,they can be played anywhere,this is just an example of it

    2nd positon

    -2-4---------------
    ----1-2-4----------
    ---------1-3-4-----
    --------------1-3-4

    and third(played on 5 frets)

    -5-------------
    --2-3-4--------
    -------2-3-----
    ----------1-2-4

    I belive that he made a mistaken the name of these 'positions' and if there is any other name for them,please help!


    PS
    He also mentioned that anything that is written or played ever can be done in these positions...
    PSS
    Please use simple language in explaining,i'm complete begginer :) :) :)
     
  2. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    It's a little hard to tell, but I'm guessing what your dad is teaching you is extended scales. This is indeed, a powerful concept and can be used to play many, many (but not all) musical patterns.