Fills, fancy techniques, and bass pyrotechnics are all well and good but, really, a great bassline does nothing more than enhance a song. There's no better teacher than Sting...Listen to the following tracks and marvel at Sting's part playing. No ...

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Jaco was very influenced by soul bass playing and you can really hear that in his licks, riffs, and techniques. Black Market from the 8:30 live Weather Report album is filled with valuable lessons we can take and use in ...

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Soul bass guitar is one of the most satisfying styles of music to play. This video lesson goes through some of the main patterns you can learn to start creating your own bass lines right now. Don't forget that so ...

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Introduction To ModesWelcome to this guide to the major scale modes and how you can use them in your bass playing.First, I want you not to get too bogged down into how modes are formed and the theory behind them. ...

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12/8 is a funky, groove-filled time signature. Stevie Wonder used it a lot and this video shows you how to make up your own basslines with this feel. Download the chord progression PDF and drum play along below.Here are the ...

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This video lesson takes you through a couple of simple chord progressions and shows you how to easily make up a funk bassline.Here are the other videos in this mini-series:How To Write A Bass Line: Pop & ReggaeHow To Write ...

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Writing a bassline in any style really isn't that hard. You can do it if you know a little bit about the genre and what scales to use.Here are the other styles in this mini-series.Pop and ReggaeRockFunkHip HopJazz12/8 Stevie WonderMake ...

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This is the first in a mini-series I'm doing on creating your own basslines in seven different styles. Stay tuned for hip hop, jazz, funk, rock, and Stevie Wonder-style 12/8. Go to my YouTube playlist for more on how to ...

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If you struggle to make up basslines in jam sessions, band practice, or when making up your own parts for a session, then you'll want to check this video lesson out.Download the audio: ​Things start off very simply by using ...

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This is one of the big questions for many bass players. How do I create my own basslines? I explain a few key areas to focus on in this video lesson. Read through this post and check out the other ...

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