Video: Answered Questions

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NOTE: I stand corrected on the fingering of an upright bass… the string tunings are indeed the same, however due to the scale (length) of the instrument, the actual spacing of the notes is slightly different than you’d find on an electric bass.

13 Responses to Video: Answered Questions
  1. graham
    June 25, 2010 | 12:25 am

    you rock

  2. Herman
    June 25, 2010 | 12:36 am

    Hi Johnathan, I’d like your advice about “the sore fingers” – “no pain no gain” (lol) , but I told you that I only have to play occasionally the bass guitar and I’d rather play my guitar(s), but I found a solution and you know what it is …… ?

    Superglue, yes you read it right, a little bit of instant superglue on your finger tips, let it dry for a while and off you go. Because of all the (fatty tissue) and combined with wassing your hands regulary it will be gone by the next day.

    I hope this will benefit others who only play the bass guitar “occasionally” as well or for those who have to play for a whole day.
    regards, Herman

    • Jonathan
      June 25, 2010 | 6:38 am

      Haha, excellent (finger) tip Herman =)

  3. tommyc
    June 25, 2010 | 3:39 am

    I WAS WATCHING YOUR VIDEO TODAY ON COMMENTS AND IN REFERENCE TO TUNING OF THE 4-5 AND 6 STRING BASSES. I BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT EVERYTHING ON THE BASS WAS TUNED IN 4THS, BUT THE LOW B IS THE 5TH OF THE SCALE ON THE 5 STRING BASS IS THIS CORRECT SIR?
    THANK YOU TOMMYC.

    • Jonathan
      June 25, 2010 | 6:40 am

      Hi Tommy, the B is indeed a 5th in relation to the E, however, we look at it the other way around… Start with the B, and from there, the E is a 4th up from B, the A is a 4th from E, and so on.

  4. Brandy Doris Abrusley
    June 25, 2010 | 4:47 am

    Hey Jonathan
    I did learn some things on what you said . and I have had those ruts before but thank God I’m not in one now. I might get a bass and need your that video copy!

  5. Debbie
    June 25, 2010 | 9:18 am

    Hi Jonathan,
    I really enjoyed “Unlocking the bass Guitar”, but was a little confused by getting hit with so much so quickly. I also use the numbering system to play the scales and have found that as a rank beginner playing the root of the I, IV, and V chord is a great place to begin. Please point out how easy this is to do…the root on the lowest string, the IV same fret but up one string and then the V is just 2 frets up from the 4th. This will allow beginners to begin to play from lyric sheets with chords….also you may want to show how to convert chords to numbers. I play with a ukulele band and am learning to play bass just in case our bass player is out…because I sing, I have to keep things very simple. I especially liked the intervals of 1-3, 1-5 and octaves. Thanks. I’ll be 61 this summer so old dogs can learn new tricks!!!!

    • Jonathan
      June 28, 2010 | 6:42 am

      Hi Debbie – thanks for the feedback. I am planning to add some material in the future to this lesson to make it a little more ‘beginner’ friendly, so I’ve made note of your suggestions and they will definitely be included in round 2!

  6. Cindy Angel
    June 25, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    You mentioned that Cindy won a copy Was that me:-)

    I may not have looked at my email well enough. THank you

    • Jonathan
      June 28, 2010 | 6:38 am

      Hi Cindy – sorry, but no :)

  7. Chris Witte
    June 25, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    Great video look forward to future ones!

  8. Charlee Gavin
    June 26, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    Hello Jonathan,thank-you very much for your time and info. It’s friends like you that make life better!!!:)And Yeah baby! I’m going to get a copy of “Decoding the Bass”:) take care, Charlee

  9. guitar doctor
    October 4, 2013 | 4:47 am

    Just remember it all started with the Beatles, but then Sabbath took the reigns.

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