Playing Melodies: Bass Guitar Lessons : How to Play “When the Saints” on Bass

Playing Melodies: Bass Guitar Lessons : How to Play “When the Saints” on Bass


Okay, now let’s learn a melody that utilizes
the three strings that we know notes on so far. E, A and D. How about this song called,
When the Saints Go Marching In,” a traditional classic. So, we start on G for this one. G,
B on the A string, C, D. G, B, C, D, G, B, C, D, B, G, B, then A, B, A, G, G, B, D, D,
D, C, B, C, D, B, G, A, G, okay? This is also going to have ties, so it will be like if
we cut it off we actually start on the second beat, one, two, three, four, one. Two, three,
four, one, the D here counts as a whole note meaning four beats, one, two, three, four
and it’s tied to a quarter note. A tie will appear as a line, connecting the two, a curved
line over the two notes, so that will extend. So G, B, C, D, 2, 3, 4, 1, G, B, C, D, G,
B, C, D, B, G, B, A, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, B, A, G, G, B, D, D, D, C, B, C, D, B, G, A, G.
So try learning “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

11 Replies to “Playing Melodies: Bass Guitar Lessons : How to Play “When the Saints” on Bass”

  1. lol the first 4 sounds make me think of jack ass i dunno y ^^ btw.. get some more "meat" on your vids.. its get bored and all walk away about 20 sec in to the song..

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