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Patterns

If you play bass, this will make a lot of sense.  If you play E and A form Barre chords, this will also make sense.

You need to be able to read tabs even to begin to understand what this page is talking about.

Simple patterns

These form the bass notes or the roots of Barre chords. For numbers on the A string, bar that fret and play an A formation Barre.  For numbers on the E string, bar that fret and play an E formation Barre.

All of these patterns start on C#.  Learn these by sound and pattern, and transpose them up and down across the fretboard.  If you can master these, which isn't really that hard, you should be able to play 50-75 percent of all modern alternative rock music.  Add embellishments, and the sky's the limit.

A --4-----------
E -----6--2--4--
A --4-----------
E -----4--2--4--
A --4-4--------------
E ------2---6-6---4--
A --4-----------
E -----4--6--2--
A --4-----------
E -----6--2--4--
D -----4--6--4--
A --4-----------

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