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“Peter Gunn” Permutations | Bass Technique Application

“Peter Gunn” Permutations | Bass Technique Application

Peter Gunn permutation drill

Permutation bass technique drills give you a yawn? Then put them in the context of songs.

Permutations are an enormously useful technique drill on the bass. Here is a direct application – the original is in F and has an embellishment on beat 2 that I left out in this 1 minute short.

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“Peter Gunn” Permutations

Video Transcript

There’s a drill that I call zigzag permutations: one two four three. One two four three on one string, then go up a fret and up a string, and then you keep that up until you get to the end of the fretboard, whereas you turn around and go down.

And try a tempo that’s challenging but not too fast. Make it sound good as if it were beautiful music. Relax, don’t over grip. You can also change the direction.

[ 🎵🎵🎵 Ari plays in the opposite direction 🎵🎵🎵 ]

Don’t look at the fretboard, just feel it. Looking for an application of this thing? one, two, four, three – one, two, four, three.

[ 🎵🎵🎵 Ari plays Peter Gunn riff 🎵🎵🎵 ]

Permutation drills explained:

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