Modes and scales can be confusing to the bass player. I know they befuddled me for years! In this lesson, I'm going to teach you to make music with a mode of the the harmonic minor scale: Dorian #4. Don't ...

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If you're stuck in a creative rut, you need some ways to make your bass practice sessions engaging.Once you create a regular practice schedule and you know what to play each session, you'll look forward to it and you'll stick ...

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Being a one man operation can sometimes be tough so I called in ChatGPT for some help in this latest bass lesson. I asked:What chord progressions should bass players know?The five answers were actually pretty good!So here are some of ...

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In this bass technique tutorial, you are going to learn some bass techniques that you can use to advance your playing. They include: alternate plucking raking rolling muting ghost notes hammer-ons hand shifts Scroll down for the two backing tracks ...

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I've recently fielded a few questions about how to go about structuring a bass guitar practice routine.There's a lot of material out there, not least with my free lessons as well as courses.Just how do you go about consolidating and ...

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This is one of those bass lessons where I tried to keep it to one thing but it morphed into something more important! This bass tutorial will show you how loads of different bass riffs actually contain the very same ...

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When you break it down clearly and logically, music theory is incredibly important when it comes to making music.In this bass tutorial I will show you a few elements that will transform your bass lines including:How to know what notes ...

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After one year of solid writing (and thirty years of thinking about and studying and using this stuff!), my course Music Theory For Bass Players is now out. In this lesson, I'm going to show you a few ways in ...

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Bass patterns can really help you to visualise the fretboard. Once you make some sense of that vast expanse of frets and wood, you'll find that you can express yourself more freely as you fly effortlessly around the neck.These two-note-per-string ...

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I write this lesson the week before Christmas and I have a present for you in the form of five live drum loops for your practice sessions.If you've followed any of my previous lessons, you'll know I give away a ...

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