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Rock School: Fifties Pattern #2

A slower, arpeggiated variation of the I-VI-IV-V pattern. Notice how the bass line motion melodically anticipates each chord change… Notice the characteristic triple feel and melodic bass line. The step-wise motion in the bass creates a strong sense of momentum and direction and anticipation. Performance and Interpretation Tip: Think “easy in, easy out” on the arpeggios!

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Rock School: Fifties Pattern #1

The I-VI-IV-V chord progression almost single-handedly defines the fifties. Notice the characteristic triple feel and melodic bass line, which creates a strong sense of momentum, direction, and anticipation. Performance and Interpretation Tip: Play the bass line melodically!Technique Tip: Let gravity do the work! learn more… Fifties Pattern #2

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