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Bass Guitar Lesson: How to Play Note E

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play note E in this bass guitar lesson from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Here's how to play the note E on the bass guitar. The note E is the open string that's closest to you, the 4th string. So if we just play the string alone, that's the note E. We can find it a lot of different places, because the notes all repeat themselves over and over again with the letter names. So we have E, F, G, and then repeats back to A, B, C, D and we'll come to another E. So we have E as the open string, and we also have E, 12th fret on the same string. We can also find it on the A string by using our formula that we have that there's always a note between ever letter name except between B and C, and E and F. So we have A, we skip a note to go to B, we don't skip to go to C, we skip to go to D, and then we'll skip one more time, and we get to E. We can check it with the open string we know is named E, or the 12th fret. Now again, we can use our formula to figure out that the string D has an E on it just by skipping one fret, so the 2nd fret is going to be an E. We can also find an E at the 9th fret on the G string. And there'll also be one at the 14th fret on the D string. So you can play around with lots of different E's by checking them, checking them with each other, and if they're all E's, then they're all good.
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