Guitar Instruction - Alternating Bass Chords

Guitar Instruction - Alternating Bass Chords

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  • Alternating Bass 1
  • Alternating Bass 2
  • Alternating Bass 3
Guitar Instruction - Alternating Bass Chords

The next 2 sheets of tabbed chords will give you a very good insight as to how to implement alternating bass chords with your rhythm playing. These pages are reproductions right out of our up and coming Ultimate Guitar OnLine Ultimate Guitar Tabs Learning Series. This will be a series of books available to you to download or order online and get the most out of our instructional material. Look for this series to be coming out early this fall.

Believe us when we say these books will be packed full of great information for all levels of guitarists from beginners all the way up through advanced players. We will be putting down all of our years of experience into the pages of these books and we are sure you will be impressed.

Guitar Instruction - This lesson is available in the following formats:

    Alternating Bass Key of C Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

    Alternating Bass Key of G Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

    Advanced Bass Runs Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

    Alternating Bass Tab Notes PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !

    The rhythm for this song is located on the second track of the Guitar Pro file above. It lists all of the chords, chord diagrams and timing for the song. You can use that file to practice your lead for this song.

All of these guitar instruction files were authored in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. This is the favorite tab and notation authoring software for us here at Ultimate Guitar OnLine. It is filled with features and is simple to use - even without a manual. It is compatible with PC and Mac. We use it on the Mac here and it is a pleasure to use. To see a full review click HERE. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.

Guitar Instruction - Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

If you are not familiar with reading Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick guitar instruction tutorial. If you are not familiar with reading notation click HERE for some online lesson material we have put together. Otherwise will be give you hints along the way by hovering your mouse over certain keywords in this text.

Having trouble with Crosspicking technique? We have a great article on Learning How to Crosspick.

Guitar Instruction - Tips on This Selection:

    Most of the critical points made on this tablature are made directly on the tabs. Our tab notes are in blue.

    Watch your up and down strokes carefully. It is critical that you keep them consistent. Down strokes are almost always on the downbeat and upstrokes are often on the upbeat, but not always. We have clearly shown the down and up strokes below each note in the tab. The down-up strokes are shown on the tab below the Guitar Tab staff.

    Left hand fingering is clearly shown below the tab sections and each number is representative of a finger with the index finger being 1 the middle being 2 the ring 3 and the pinky number 4.

    Start slowly and gradually work up to speed. Know the song by heart and be able to play it nearly flawlessly before you attempt to play it up-to-speed. This piece is usually played at about 220 to 240 bpm - so it is one of the faster numbers you will learn.

    Guitar Pro has a really cool feature called speed trainer. you can set a loop of accompaniment chords to be played and after each loop the speed increased by a percent that you specify. I love this feature and it gives you milestone very clearly as to you speed conditioning.

    Each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.

    Although this song is tabbed in the key of C major, you can play it in most any key and maintain your bass runs in doing so.

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