Bass Lesson – Chords – Major & Minor

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Posted Under: Bass Lessons Videos
Usually bass is used for single notes, but you can play chords. They can sound very pretty and are fun to play.

Reader Comments

Good tutorial, easy to understand. My one critique would be; You are using
a 5-string bass. Maybe use a 4, and show fingering for a four, since that
is more likely what a beginner (whom this video is aimed at), is going to
be using. 

Written By Die Zen on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

Great job bro this really helps. It looks like you have a bowl on your head

Written By Stormaggeddon w on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:09 am

Thank you! Great tute and very helpful :D 

Written By Craig Parry on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:31 am

Thanks Man U really broke it down

Written By timothy thomas on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:04 am

simple yet very beautiful

Written By jkrut1 on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:06 am

hi! good video… what bass are you using?

Written By asgarddrambo on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:02 am

Great vid thanks for putting it out just for helping out I want to say
something that I read in a harmony book not trying to show of just trying
to help for the sake of education for all musicians! Technically just 2
notes are consider intervals! I know that even if you have a triad they
from intervals as well but a chord it is only conformed by three different
notes played simultaneously sorry about my english and thanks aaron for
taking the time to help bass players you’re awesome!

Written By Luis Brito on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:10 am

I loved the “2 whole steps, 1 half-step, 3 whole steps, 1 half-step”, so
simple, and makes it fucking easy to remember as a beginner :) Nice vid dude

Written By MrSkayze on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:54 am


Written By JiwonieFANGIRL on May 27th, 2014 @ 11:45 am

My Man…thank you for sharing your Skills dude…you are Very Good
Teacher. B

Written By radicalred4u on May 27th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm


Written By ljga02 on May 27th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

Thanks man, this has been immensely helpful. Your instruction style is
great. Way to take something that can be very complex and break it down
into smaller, easier to handle parts. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

Written By Groundribs on May 27th, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

kool way to show beginners the middle finger bro…using majors and minors

Written By niceguynatty on May 27th, 2014 @ 3:37 pm

Nothing quite as fun as playing chords on a heavily distorted bass. Truly
the sound of the elder gods.

Written By stayelusive on May 27th, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

i think youre nose is beeding but thanks for the help

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Zimbabwe..yaa Zimz..kikikiki, kwekwekwe…long live music teachers…world
peace and progress thru music..Yaaa

Written By mthakazeli dlomo on May 27th, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

You may look like a firefly.

Written By Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo on May 27th, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

3 year old comment is 3 years old

Written By TheSteveMo on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

Hey thanks a lot. In terms of helping a beginner out, this is the best
explanation of bass chords I have found so far.

Written By asnelm on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

do you perfer a 5 string?

Written By rjplaysmusic on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

He’s constantly having bright ideas.

Written By DJBaxter1 on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

you’re the best dude thanks

Written By michellehogan123 on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

excellent lesson!

Written By camel04 on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:16 pm


Written By winston huggins on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

nice one i can use this

Written By comet axis on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

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