How to Play Root Fifth on Bass Guitar

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to create bass lines by using root-fifth. You will find it in all styles including, rock, latin, blues and jazz. In this easy-to-follow bass guitar lesson for beginners, Andrew Ford shows us how to use the root and the fifth all over the fretboard to make popular bass lines.

Elixir Strings feel great, sound great and give me a rich, full bottom end with presence and clarity that complement any style of music I play from pop to jazz and everything in between.  Oh yeah, and they last an incredibly long time! Andrew Ford

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Strings played: Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB® Coating, 4- and 5-String, Light/Medium Gauge, Long Scale

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