Minor Triads In Lower Positions

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

Available on its own or as part of the double bass technical studies bundle

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About minor triads in lower positions

During this course you will learn all twelve one octave minor 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 natural minor 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 minor triads in lower positions

This course contains:

  • 15 lessons
  • 15 videos (totalling over 2 hours)
  • 14 sheets of accompanying music
  • 12 playalong tracks
  • A free consultation lesson online

Course structure

Introduction

Inversions - The above lesson explains what Inversions are. Triads come in 3 different forms: Root Position, First Inversion and Second Inversion.
The Minor Triad - This lesson describes the minor triad and gives you two great options to determine it.

First Position

E Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the E Minor Triad, played up to the first position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.

Second Position

F Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the F Minor Triad, played up to the Second Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
A Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the A Minor Triad, played up to the 2nd Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.

Second And Third Interim Position

F# Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the F# Minor Triad, played up to the 2nd & 3rd Interim Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
C# Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the C# Minor Triad, played up to the 2nd & 3rd Interim Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
Bb Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the Bb Minor Triad, played up to the 2nd & 3rd Interim Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.

Third Position

G Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the G Minor Triad, played up to the Third Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
D Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the D Minor Triad, played up to the Third Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
B Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the B Minor Triad, played up to the Third Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.

Third And Fourth Interim Position

C Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the C Minor Triad, played up to the 3rd & 4th Interim Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise.
G# Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the G# Minor Triad, played up to the Third Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise. This is a physically challenging triad, so take frequent breaks while practicing it.
Eb Minor Triad And Inversions - This is the Eb Minor Triad, played up to the 3rd & 4th Interim Position, including it’s inversions and a related exercise. This is one of the more difficult triads to play, so pay extra attention to it.

Summary

Next Steps - We have learnt all twelve one octave Minor Triads and their inversions 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 amd get this course as part of it.
And don't forget that enrolling on any courses also gives you access to all free content on Zoltan's Bass Lounge, and any new free courses and free lessons will be automatically available.