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Your Long Journey, Part 1: Bass Line

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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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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Your Long Journey, Part 1: Bass Line
Your Long Journey, Part 1: Bass Line
 

The beautiful song “Your Long Journey” was written by Rosa Lee Watson, who recorded it with her husband Doc Watson on The Watson Family album, originally released in 1963. It has also been recorded by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, and many others. One unusual thing about “Your Long Journey” is that it is “crooked,” which means it has an irregular number of measures or beats. To play crooked songs, it’s important to learn the melody, so you can follow along with the melody, rather than, or in addition to, counting measures. In this lesson, you’ll learn to play the melody to “Your Long Journey” in the key of Eb (which is where Zoe sings it ), as well as the accompaniment bass part.


  “Your Long Journey” Bass Line and Melody (Available to subscribers)
 
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