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Big Nuthin’

This lesson is part of the course Bass with Zoe Guigueno.
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Learn to play upright bass from scratch with advice on right- and left-hand technique and in-depth lessons on playing bass patterns, scales, and melodies in most common keys. With bass lines from great roots music songs so you can play along.
 
 
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Getting Started with the Bass, Part 3: Pulling the String
 
Learn how to get a sound from the bass, by “pulling” the string with the side of your index finger, from the tip to the second knuckle. Zoe gives you advice on where to place your thumb against the side of the fingerboard, how to pull through the string and rest on the adjacent string, and getting different sounds out of the bass, depending on where you place your finger. She also shows you how to use your middle finger, both on its own and alternating with your index finger.
 
 
 
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“Big Nuthin’” comes from the Roches ( Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy) and was a hit from their album Speak. The song’s groove is loosely based on a Brazilian samba, and the bass line has a cool, syncopated feel with distinct patterns in the verse and chorus. It’s also in the key of Eb, so it’s a good workout in Eb. Zoe starts by showing you how to count the rhythm of the verse bass line and then she walks you through the chord progression to the verse, chorus, and bridge of “Big Nuthin’.”


  “Big Nuthin’” Bass Line (Available to subscribers)
 
  “Big Nuthin’” Lyrics (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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