For those bass players who want to work on their sight reading but who are ‘meat and potatoes’ bass players (i.e. 95% plus of us!) there’s a lack of sight reading materials that are:
- (i) based on the kind of lines actually played in the real world
- (ii) based on real world type chord structures and song structures.
Sight Reading Etude #2 is a 40 bar sight reading etude in a straight 8th note rocky style. It’s in the key of A and the chord progression is similar to (but slightly different) the chord progression of parts of Crocodile Rock. I’ve filmed playalongs of the etude at 125 BPM (“performance” tempo) and 85 BPM. Here’s the 125 BPM playalong:
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