Bass Guitar Chord Charts

March 6, 2017
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Each chord represents a measure, half measures will be represented by slashes.

When starting out, try to play the lowest sounding note possible for each note.

Example 1

E A B A (Repeat)

Listen……… Whole notes …. Half notes …. Quarter notes

Example 2

G C D C (Repeat)

Listen……… Whole notes …. Half notes …. Quarter notes

Example 3

G D C D (Repeat)

Listen……… Whole notes …. Half notes …. Quarter notes

Example 4

D A E A (Repeat)

Example 5
(notice that regardless of whether a chord is major or minor, the root and the 5th will be the same)

G maj A min Bmin C maj D maj

Listen……… Half notes ….

Example 6
(Even with the jazz chords, the root will remain the same. The changes in the 5th and the 3rds are indicated in the chord)

Cmin C min F min F min D-7b5 G7 C min D-7b5/G7

Listen……… Half notes ….

Example 7 — 12 Bar Blues in G

Listen……… Half notes ….

G7 G7 G7 G7

C7 C7 G7 G7

D7 C7 G7 D7

Advanced – A more advanced walking bassline that follows the chords of the 12 bar blues

Example 8 — Jazz Chords

D min7 G min7 C Maj7 F Maj7 B-7b5 E7 Amin7

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