Watch the Major Sixth online guitar lesson by Kai Eckhardt from Atomic Bass: Reactive Intervals

Welcome to the sound of the major sixth. One of the favorite intervals of the yodeling community of the Swiss Alps. Frank Sinatra's classic song "My Way" starts off with it. Playing it all over the neck of the bass guitar with our two octave range will of course include its natural inversion, the minor third. Notice how the yodeling quality still comes through even though your instrument is not present in that tradition. The tuba would be closest. This drill includes the largest stretch of your fingers you will ever have to encounter. In that sense you have reached the summit. Key centers: A, A#, and B.

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