Talking Technique: Geddy Lee and the Fifth Rule of Power
In this episode, we’ll break down how Geddy Lee uses power chords in Rush’s “Dreamline.” We’ll start with a quick harmonic run down and as always tips for fingering, technical execution, and practice.
This is a grove where playing with one finger in the right hand and foregoing one-finger-per-fret in the left make good sense.
Bring your distortion pedal for this one! I am putting a Rush order in: Practice this groove!
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Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.