AS Bass Recording (Journal part 4)


This bass recording shows steady co-ordination, timing, and clarity of notes played over drums, and a synthesiser.      A huge accomplishment in the short amount of time he has learnt to play.

He has a recognised qualification in bass playing which has also been achieved prior to this.

Courtesy of AS for the sample, listen to what can be achieved with practice.

For more on his background and progress check out:

Bass Journal Part 5 (watch this space)

Bass Journal Part 3

Bass Journal Part 2

Bass Journal Part 1

A Cycle for Exercise

Lots of pop songs are in a certain key take a look at how it works.

A lot to take in at first I’m sure, I reckon what ever music you’ve listened to connects with this:


I can help you get you’re head around it.


Try these out:

  1. The note that is a perfect fifth higher than F
  2. The number of half steps in a perfect Fifth
  3. The note that is a fourth higher than F.
  4. It would be “madness”, but if there were a key with 9 sharps, what o’clock would it be?
  5. At what o’clock is the key with 4 flats?
  6. What o’clock represents a fifth up from D flat?
  7. If a key has sharps, what is the first sharp?
  8. In the key of B major, what is the last sharp you have added?
  9. What is the first flat that appears in a key with flats?
  10. What is the seventh sharp that is added in a key with 7 sharps?
  11. There are 4 flats. What key is it?
  12. There are 4 flats. What is the last flat?
  13. At what o’clock is the relative minor key for G major?
  14. What is the relative major key for the key of A minor?
  15. A minor key has the same number of sharps or flats as its relative major key. What minor key has only 1 sharp?

Chords In The Key Of F Sharp and G Flat Major

Probably the busiest key with all six sharps,  barre chords are needed throughout unless a capo is used.


Source: Chords In The Key Of F Sharp