This is sort of a follow up to one of my most popular lessons ever: ​The Most Useful Bass Song To Learn EVER? (Arpeggios/modes/chords/improvising etc.) This bass tutorial just deals with arpeggios - major seventh, minor seventh, minor seventh flat ...

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Why not practise making up bass lines at the same time as learning new shapes and patterns?In this bass tutorial, I'll how you show to take some common bass guitar scales (major, major pentatonic, natural minor, minor pentatonic, and dorian) ...

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There are three areas to focus on if you want to be able to create bass lines and play in time.They are:Knowing the scales that will give you the note choices for your lines and fills (and then crafting those ...

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Jazz can seem like a complicated minefield of chord symbols and impenetrable music theory.However, it doesn't have to be like that.Understand how a major scale is harmonised and what chords (or arpeggios) you get and you're a long way to ...

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This bass tutorial takes All Time Low (Nine Inch Nails) as inspiration. Pino Palladino is on bass and he dominates the song, displaying incredible taste, chops, timing, and beautiful note choice.He uses scales throughout  - indeed all bass lines are ...

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This is a bass guitar technique exercise from my first ever book: Creative Bass Technique Exercises. I wrote that book to give bassists a bunch of stuff to work on that actually sounds really good whilst also working on aspects of ...

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Fingerstyle, slap, and plectrum are the most common bass guitar techniques. There are loads of other though and perhaps the most remarkable is Bernard Edwards' 'chucking' technique. It involves using your fingers like a plectrum and it creates impossibly funky ...

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This video lesson goes through what you get in my free ebook and how you can use the info in your playing and practice. This book contains things that you can use over and over again so download it here ...

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Musical sounding exercises are one of the best ways to practise. If it sounds good to your ear, you're more likely to whip out your bass and start playing. We all know that consistent practice is the number one way ...

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I learnt this collection of notes over 25 years ago and I still make music from it every day. This is an exercise for bass that you can use to make your own basslines up, improvise, and compose. It is ...

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