I'm all about making bass practice sound fun and avoiding boredom and frustration. If you play music that sounds good, you'll enjoy yourself more. In fact, I wrote a whole book of musical sounding bass guitar exercises. I've got loads of ...

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In this lesson, I'll teach you how to play a few different arpeggio types on bass:MajorMinorAugmentedDominantInversionsThey sound amazing, they're used a lot in music, and you will get a serious technical workout at the same time.Scroll down for the free ...

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A few weeks ago, I published a bass guitar exercise that I've used for 30 years. It's no exaggeration to say that this single exercise has done more for my understanding of music theory, analysing bass lines, and writing my ...

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I really have used this exercise for over thirty years now.I use it to hone my technique, I use it make bass lines up (more or less my day job), and I've used it to work on my ear and ...

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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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