Learning Arpeggios On The Bass: G Major 2-5-1 Exercise For Major and Minor Triads On Bass

Today, we get to practice arpeggio shapes by playing through a very common chord progression, the “2-5-1” in G Major. We’ll use both major and minor arpeggio shapes and stack them to move through the progression. Not only that, this exercise features two different shapes — four-fret span and five-fret span—to help us open up the fretboard.

It’s the perfect warm-up exercise to play with a metronome and can even be shifted to other keys.

Enjoy, and keep it groovy!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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