Learn A Killer Arpeggio/Triad Lick In E Minor

In this bass lesson, I'm going to teach you a killer bass guitar lick that uses a triad and arpeggio from E Minor.

Specifically, it's the second mode of the D Major scale: E Dorian.

I'll teach you what all that jargon means plus how to craft your own bass lines and fills!

Scroll down for the free PDF.

Killer Arpeggio/Triad Lick In E Minor - TAB/Notation

Follow the notation exactly but then use the shapes in the PDF above to make up your own bass lines and fills.

The note selections I've included come from E Dorian and the extended arpeggio you get from it.

That's just where you take a simple triad (Root, b3, 5th - E, G, B) and continue stacking notes in thirds (Root, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11 - E, G, B, D, F#, A).

You get quite a sophisticated bunch of notes that sound great in bass lines.

Have fun seeing what you can come up with!

Related Bass Guitar Lessons

Want to hear about my next free bass lessons? 

  • Stay up to date with one bass lesson every day: sign up to my free newsletter (form below)
  • I'll send you The Bass Guitar Resource Book for free which contains tons of important and useful bass information
  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel to improve your bass playing
Online Bass Courses Dan Hawkins Bass Store

If you get any value from my lessons and would like to help keep this site running and the weekly lessons flowing, click the button below for a small donation. Even something small really helps me cover running costs!

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}