May 2015 – Lesson #9 – Intro to Counterbasses
You already should have learned that our basses are arranged in 5ths. This means that the bass above C – is 5 notes away on the C scale. AND the bass above G is 5 notes away on the G Scales (etc). It is commonly called the Circle of Fifths – and our basses are laid out that way.
NOW – knowing that we have the 1st and the 5th notes right next to each other – all we need now it the 3rd tone of the scale – and we have the MAJOR CHORD! (1-3-5 of the Major Scale)
SOOO – the COUNTERBASS row IS THAT 3RD tone!!! What could be easier! When I was 7 or 8 – I figured out that I did not need to learn the major chords – my accordion basses – TOLD ME THE NAMES!!!
This exercise – steps you simply through a few basses with counterbasses and alternate basses – using both Major Chords and 7th Chords.
Link – Intro to Counterbasses
NOW – Have some fun and play a song – using this simple Modified Boogie Bass
Link – The Twist level 2.5