John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" is a cornerstone of jazz music, known for its challenging harmonic structure and rapid chord changes. For bassists, mastering this classic is a significant milestone, offering a deep dive into the Coltrane Matrix and the intricate ...

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This lesson is just a bit of fun and not intended to replace Bernard Edwards' original Good Times bass line.If you want to learn that one, I have a bass lesson on it:Learn The GOOD TIMES Bass Guitar Riff [Bernard ...

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This bass guitar lick has it all: Hammer-ons Pull-offs 1/16th notes Slides A cool mode (Mixolydian) Scroll down for the free PDF download with the notation/TAB and Mixolydian plus Major Pentatonic shapes. Those shapes will allow you to make your ...

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I use a play along software called Tomplay (for a free trial click here).One of the songs on there is Back In Black by AC/DC. I had never played it before but was obviously aware of the main riff which ...

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My last post was a play through of Rio by Duran Duran, played by John Taylor. Here is it in case you missed it or want to see how it's played. Now it's time for a step by step bass ...

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In this bass lesson, I'm going to teach you a killer bass guitar lick that uses a triad and arpeggio from E Minor.Specifically, it's the second mode of the D Major scale: E Dorian.I'll teach you what all that jargon ...

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In this funk bass tutorial you will learn: Funk techniques including the 'shake' and fast plucking how to play fills timing and groove tips Scroll down for the free PDF with TAB/notation. Learn more about the techniques, theory, patterns, and ...

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Here are three 1/16hth note funk bass lines for you.In the lesson, I break them down and teach:how to read 1/16th note rhythmshow to play fillstechniqueshow to tackle difficult music (like this!)If you like funk bass then check out these ...

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This is a bass lesson from my RnB, Soul & Motown course.It's based around a line in the style of one of the greats of bass, Tommy Cogbill. He's relatively unknown but when you consider that he influenced Jaco Pastorius, ...

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When you hire Thundercat to play bass on your song you know it's going to turn out great.Gorillaz hit the ball out of the park with this one and Thundercat's bass and vocals are integral to the song.The whole song ...

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