Bass Octaves - Super Helpful for Beginners! - Riff Ninja

Bass Octaves – Super Helpful for Beginners!

This lesson teaches you what an octave is and how to incorporate that into a bass chord progression.

The octave is an important harmony on the bass. An octave is also termed perfect eighth. ┬áIt’s a double frequency. What that means is if you play an octave above or below it, the frequency is either half or double it. For instance, if you take an A, which has the vibration of 110, and you play an octave above it, the vibration is increased to 220.

You don’t have to worry about the actual vibration of the note. This is just to realize that if the note is exactly double of the other note, you can’t fail. It’s a good addiction and framework to work around. You can even play the octave notes together. Throwing in the octave adds a lot of spice to a chord progression.

The octave is the beginning and end notes in your scale. You can play them on your fourth and second string, and your third and first string. Just practice moving them up. You can use the scale to help you with that.

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