#1
so I'm in need of help, I've found myself lacking in things to use when playing octaves. Seems like all I can do is play swung slap/pop riffs, and I was hoping some fellow bassist may have some advice?
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#2
what about sliding up a note to the octave of the lower note. if that makes sense..
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#3
Quote by moody git
what about sliding up a note to the octave of the lower note. if that makes sense..


I like to do this during transitions. I slide up to the octave up from the root note. then either go back and forth between that note and another octave up, play a little frill...usually fast with hammer-ons.

I also like to jump to octaves on the 3rd 5th and 8th eighth note of measures sometimes.
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#4
no i mean like

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---------------5/7
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---------5--------


at least i know what i mean? right?
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Last edited by moody git at Dec 20, 2009,
#5
what about utilizing the octave as the start for a fingered lick? for example,
A-12-0-12-10-7-5-7-5
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#6
Look at the parts for some early Jamiroquai albums, with Stuart Zender. He uses them a lot.