Scale, Key and Time

Roy Vogt Lesson time: (84min 15sec)

The key to most Western Music is the Major Scale, and there's a major scale for all the notes in the musical alphabet. Before we get to these, let's look further at the time signatures and the basic rhythms. This is important since the bass guitar is both a rhythmic and a harmonic instrument. In this lesson, you'll cover: Understanding the "musical code", Time signatures, Notes in first position, Key signatures, Major scales, I-IV-V blues progression, Learn your first tune - "Keep It Simple Blues" - and play along with the TMBG band.

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How many people can lay claim to a career so varied that it includes appearances on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the London Palladium, the Grand Ole Opry and the Kremlin? From Punk to Funk, the simplicity of Country and Blues to the complexity of HyperJazz and World Beat? Not many. Yet premier bassist and educator Roy Vogt has done all that and more.

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5 lessons (3h 59m) Advanced video features Mobile, tablet & desktop access 100% satisfaction guarantee