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Covering All the Keys Using a Cool Minor Bass Lick (And Having Fun)

We’re taking a bit of a detour from our regular bass lick series lessons to work on moving around the fretboard and playing a line through all the keys.

In this lesson, we’re going to start with a lick in A minor, and work through the cycle of fifths. Each key lasts four bars each.

Follow along in the video, first at full speed and then at a reduced speed, and the transcription (PDF).

Here is our progression:
Am | Dm | Gm | Cm | Fm | B♭m | E♭m | A♭m | D♭m | G♭m | Bm | Em

If you want to do this on your own, follow along with the backing track below.

Backing track: