Common Progressions & Turn-A-Rounds

Developing the ability to hear and play songs, without sheet music or chord charts can be pivotal to many bass players. In this video lesson, Sean Byrd teaches you to identify some common chord progressions, that will enable you to play tons of songs by ear. Understanding how chord progressions work within the context of a song are vastly important in your growth as a musician. As a bass player you play a vital role in defining the movement of a song. Below are some patterns used and described within the video lesson. Learning these patterns and how they sound will vastly accelerate your progress. Note that these patterns are just a few ways to finger the progressions mentioned.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wARqeDHfL-k

1-4-5 Pattern (notes below the root)
145 pattern above and below the root note
1-4-5 Pattern (notes above and below the root)
145 pattern below the root note

1-5-6-4 Pattern
1564 pattern below the root note

1-3-6-2-5-1 Pattern #1
736251 pattern number 1

1-3-6-2-5-1 Pattern #2
736251 pattern number 2

1-3-6-2-5-1 Pattern #3
736251 pattern number 3

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