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Day Tripper

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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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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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The Beatles’ classic “Day Tripper” is a 16-bar blues in the key of E and the well-known bass line uses dominant seven arpeggios that outline each chord, so it’s a good exercise in dominant seven arpeggios. It starts with the familiar bass riff over the I and IV chords for the first eight bars. Then there are four bars of F# (II), with a slightly different bass line that requires a lot of shifting, and the form ends with a bar of A and a bar of G# (with the same bass line used for the F# chord) and a bar of C# and a bar of B (with a bass line in triads). Zoe walks you through the bass line, bar by bar, giving you advice on fingering some of the trickier lines.

 


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