Learning how to walk a bassline is a skill worth learning. Rhythm, harmony, and melody intersect in a powerful combination when you can play jazz lines with confidence. This video lesson shows you a very simple line that moves through ...

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Introduction To ModesWelcome to this guide to the major scale modes and how you can use them in your bass playing.First, I want you not to get too bogged down into how modes are formed and the theory behind them. ...

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Jazz walking basslines offer a rich vein of creative opportunities for bass players. Good knowledge of theory, fretboard knowledge, harmony, and groove is required.Here are the other videos in this mini-series:How To Write A Bass Line: Pop & ReggaeHow To ...

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This is second in a seven-part series on how to write basslines. Here's part one, which features pop and reggae. All seven basslines come from the key of G Major. Don't worry too much if you don't understand all that ...

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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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If you're new to the bass guitar you need some direction. In all honesty, there are loads of things that you don't need to know now and a few things that are absolutely essential. This guide has no waffle and ...

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Not having a clear plan, not being consistent with your practice, and only playing what you know over and over again. These are three very common mistakes and this video lesson shows you how to combat them.For the practice checklist ...

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I get lots of questions about how to do various things on the bass guitar but, the reality is that there are lots of areas that come together to make you a great musician. This guide contains one hundred ideas ...

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It can be very dispiriting to pick up a fretless full of enthusiasm only to be shocked at the terrible sound you make from it. I know... I've been there! This bass guitar lesson teaches three exercises you can use ...

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Chord ProgressionsBass players tend not to play chords but there's no denying they're fun; not to mention useful to know. This video lesson takes you through the key of G major and harmonises it to get a set of seven ...

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