In this bass guitar lesson, we will be looking at ‘inverted fifths’, which basically mean playing the root note and its fifth note at a lower pitch. Inverted fifths are very common to all styles, but can be especially heard in country and early rock n’ roll bass lines.
We have already looked at bass guitar lessons on the ‘perfect fifth’ and ‘perfect eighth’, but here we will see how playing with inverted fifths can allow you to change the order you play notes on the fretboard. As the fifth is played at a lower pitch it is a handy approach for playing bass runs that ascend to the root note.
Bass Guitar Lesson – The Inverted Fifth:
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