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Berklee Basic Riffs for Bass

Berklee Basic Riffs for Bass

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Published by David Blair
As it says. some beginners riffs. Play them and use them to build on.
As it says. some beginners riffs. Play them and use them to build on.

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Published by: David Blair on May 20, 2014
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FREE music lessons from Berklee College of Music
Instant Bass
Danny MorrisLesson 5RiffsClick CD icons to listen to CD tracks from book.Press ESC to cancel sound.
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Lesson Five
Riffs
 Riffs
are repeated patterns of notes. This next bass line is a riff that uses three notes on the E string:open E,G first dot (third fret),and A second dot (fifth fret).
Duck’s Riff 1.Listen
Follow the music as you listen to this tune. The bass plays
quarter notes.
Quarter notes (
q
) get onebeat.
2.Play
Duck,s Riff
13
23
GD EG GD E D
24
?
 44
 
 
œ œ œ  œ 
E E G A
0 0 3 5
Rhythm ,n, Blues
TAB
 
Moving the Pattern
This riff is the same pattern used in “Duck’s Riff,but it is on the A string.
Al’s Riff 1.Listen
Listen to the steady quarter notes.
2.Play
Al,s Riff
14
2526
GD E D
?
 44
 
 
œ œ œ  œ 
A A C D
0 0 3 5
Rhythm ,n, Blues
TAB

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