I got a kick out of this YouTube comment: “She even looks like Geddy!”
Maybe you start looking like the master if you study his tunes long enough, so get ready for your glasses and curls… and while you are at it:
Learn the theory behind power chords and more…
Empower – quite literally! – your bass lines using power chords.
In this episode of Talking Technique, I show you how Geddy Lee masterfully used root-fifth power chords to drive the well known Rush tune, “Dreamline”. We’ll talk optimal fingerings, plucking, and where on the fretboard to drop these. You’ll also hear the difference between a single note groove vs. the power chords used by Geddy. (*And just for fun, anyone know his real first name, and how he wound up with the nickname, Geddy?)
So power up your bass lines and level up your bass toolbox with the power of fifths on your bass!
* It’s Gary, and as the story goes, his Grandma had a thick accent and couldn’t quite enunciate the “r”, so “Gary” became “Geddy”!
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