Major Triads In Lower Positions - currently free!

Learn the major triads and their inversions in twelve keys in the lower positions

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About major triads in lower positions

During this course you will learn all twelve one octave major triads in the lower positions. We will explore all the aspects of musical knowledge and technique involved playing these major triads on the lower part of the double bass.

The skills and techniques you learn from this course will stay with you and will be a valuable guide in your future endeavours of playing the acoustic bass.

We hope to be of help as you establish your musical and technical foundations and wish you great success with your double bass playing!

What you will learn from this course

These concepts and skills:

  • Using the major scale structure to establish the notes of a triad and learning these notes
  • Locating notes on the fingerboard
  • Shifting between positions and wide intervals
  • Leaping between positions using open strings
  • Playing in tune and learning ways to check intonation
  • Adjusting finger patterns to gain a logical fingering
  • Alternate finger patterns to be able to play the same run different ways
  • Recognizing common finger patterns
  • Basic reading skills as you have read through the sheet music

What is included in major triads in lower positions

This course contains:

  • 15 lessons
  • 15 videos (totalling over 2 hours)
  • 14 sheets of accompanying music
  • 12 playalong tracks

Course structure

Introduction

Triads And Chord Types - This lesson gives a detailed description of the triad and the 4 basic chord types: major, minor, augmented and diminished
Inversions - Triads come in 3 different forms which are explained here: Root Position, First Inversion and Second Inversion

Half Position

Bb Major Triad And Inversions - The Bb major triad with its inversions, played in half position
F Major Triad And Inversions - This is the F major triad played in half position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise

First Position

G Major Triad And Inversions - This is the G major triad played in first position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise
B Major Triad And Inversions - This is the B major triad played in first position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise
Gb Major Triad And Inversions - This is the Gb major triad including it’s inversions and a related exercise

Second Position

C Major Triad And Inversions - This is the C major triad, played up to the 2nd Position

Second And Third Interim Position

Db Major Triad And Inversions - This is the Db major triad played up to the second and third interim position
Ab Major Triad And Inversions - This is the Ab major triad played up to the second and third interim position

Third Position

D Major Triad And Inversions - This is the D major triad played up to the third Position
A Major Triad And Inversions - This is the A major triad played up to the second and third interim position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise
E Major Triad And Inversions - This is the E major triad played in first position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise

Third And Fourth Interim Position

Eb Major Triad And Inversions - This is the Eb major triad played up to the third and fourth interim positions, including it’s inversions and a related exercise

Summary

Next Steps - We have learnt all twelve one octave major triads in the lower positions. We have explored several aspects of the musical knowledge and technique involved playing these triads on the instrument.
Or enroll on the double bass technical studies bundle - currently free! amd get this course as part of it.
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