What’s going on basschicks and bassdudes!
I am coming at you today with a new type of lesson. I recently did a cover of The Red by Chevelle, which you can check out here.
I absolutely love this song and the emotion that is gives off and conveys. But another reason I love this song is because of simple it is. Rhythm wise it is a little tricky but with practice you can certainly get it down.
Here is an overview of the song:
Song Difficulty: Easy
Key Signature: c# minor
Time Signature: 6/8
Tuning*: 1 1/2 steps down (C# – F# – B – E)
*The version I play and is shown below is in standard tuning.
Disclaimer: In the video, my hands aren’t always lining up but I can assure you that I am playing. I have a new camera and it can be a little wonky at times so just keep that in mind when watching it.
Intro: This is played with guitar only
We are repeating the same two measures six times. The first measure of the song is the basis for the entire song. It does change up a bit as we head into the chorus but the pre-verse, guitar solo/bridge, and end of the song use these two measures.
I hope you enjoyed this lesson. If you have any suggestions as to make these types of lessons easier for you to understand let me know!