Okay, feel free to fix that subject. I’m not really sure what to call it…
When our Worship Leader sends out the song list for the week (now, I am only practicing with our Praise Team at this time - they pipe my sound through my ears so I get a feel for playing in a group but I won’t play during the service), I go to either WorshipOnline or WorshipArtistry and try and find the music. More often than not, what I find is in a different key.
Just this past week, I realized that if the song is in the key of B and the list is sent to me in the key of Bb, I can just move down a fret. Yeah, I know, that was covered early in the lessons but I’ve slept since then.
However, what do you do if you’re sent music in the key of Bb and the song should be in the key of B and you have several notes on the open E string (Love So Great for example)? I mean, there’s nothing lower than a the open E string. I have detuned down to Eb for other songs when I practice by myself but it’s not convenient to do so in a group and I don’t have a hipshot on that string (well, on any string). I realize it would work to play that note as a high Eb but… that just seems wrong to me.
Heh, I have thought about improv just playing a triad in that key and see what he says but he’d know what I’m doing.
I’m only slightly frustrated by this. Coming across stuff like this is a puzzle to me that I try and solve. I’m having fun transcribing on tab sheets and following along in the lessons here. I guess I’m mostly curious. I’m not ready to purchase a new bass (the one I’m using [a Fender Jazz Bass] was loaned to me by the church) but I did wonder if a 5-string bass would help (I’ve watched Josh’s video on this and, no, I don’t want to add another string into the mix at this time). At 54, I am having a load of fun with this.