Thundercat's playing on this Mac Miller song is groovy, understated, and memorable. There's really just one bass line (in C# Natural Minor) throughout the whole song, but there's one really attention-grabbing fill.Learn the bass line and that fill here and ...

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So What is a jazz standard from Miles Davis' iconic Kind of Blue. Recorded in 1959, it heralded the start of modal jazz. Reacting against the intricate changes of bebop, Davis went the other way, writing tunes based around just ...

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I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers contains one of the coolest ever bass lines as well a tasty little solo. It's quite easy to play too so you should definitely learn this one! David Hood was bass player ...

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Erykah Badu Live is one of the great bass albums in my opinion. Hubert Eaves IV plays a MusicMan StingRay 5 that's extremely upfront in the mix giving you a fantastic listening experience. Huge groove, tasty tone, tight timing, beautiful ...

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Don't Give Up is one of a host of incredible bass lines played by Tony Levin on Peter Gabriel's work of art; So. I recommend giving the entire album a listen and then digging into Levin's discography. Tone, taste, timing: ...

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This awesome bass line was played on a vintage Fender Precision. Nothing unusual about that but using slap technique with a P is not the norm. The tone is so cool though and just goes to show that there are ...

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When you set up a bass guitar chord progression on a loop and just improvise, several things have to happen. You have to know the 'correct' notes to play, where they are on the bass neck, what rhythms to use, ...

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This lesson is a little bit of fun that you can use to create your own bass lines, fills and solos. Jimi Hendrix was famous for many things but there's one twiddly (for lack of a better word) lick he ...

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This is an exclusive lesson for Making Music Magazine. They have tons of great articles and lessons for bass players so head over there when you get the chance. Funk bass places the bassist at the front and centre of ...

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Les Claypool is a master of the quirky, unusual bass groove. This video lesson is inspired by Primus and is from my upcoming book 100 Funk Bass Grooves. Check out another example here: Victor Wooten Style Advanced Slap Bass Line ...

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