Plucking is an integral part of bass technique.Broadly speaking, most bass players use their index and middle fingers to pluck the strings one after the other.James Jamerson used 'The Hook' (one index finger all the time), and players like John ...

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There's a bunch of bass techniques waiting for you that will work wonders for your playing. These bass techniques are called articulations or expressive techniques. The latter is a good description because that's exactly what it can add to your bass ...

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This bass tutorial is all about the incredible bass techniques of one of the greatest bass players of all time: Jaco Pastorius.These techniques include:Fast alternate pluckingRakingRollingHand shiftsGhost notesArticulationsI'll also show you how to take the five bass lines from the ...

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You want to be able to play anywhere on the bass neck with accuracy, speed, and precision.But it just... doesn't quite work out.This bass tutorial will help you by specifically focusing on three areas:Holding the bassLearning shapes and patternsUsing expressive ...

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Have you ever played bass and felt not in complete control of what you're hearing? When your bass technique is consistent, you suddenly sound a lot more like the bass players you love. Consistent bass technique means not speeding up ...

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Vulfpeck's bassist Joe Dart is one of the most famous bass players around today.He has the full range of bass techniques including:fast fingerstyleghost notesslidesbendshammer-onspull-offsmutingHis note lengths, touch, and timing are sublime as are the lines he creates.Lost My Treble Long ...

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Whether you want to get your basic fingerstyle together, master slap technique, or play chords on bass, there is a process to learning technique.Without it, it's easy to get lost and end up never improving. This leads to frustration and ...

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Perhaps it's because I'm a simple man but the pentatonic scale is my favourite.As a professional bass player, I've probably earned the most money from playing this humble scale!In this bass tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create ...

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You've got your basic fingerstyle and maybe even some slap technique down. But where do you go from there if you want to adance your technique, get creative, and open up your capabilities on bass? You listen to the greats ...

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Funk bass is all about precise playing and expressive techniques. In this lesson, I'll teach you a cool groove and how to embellish it using: Funk fingerstyle Fast hand shifting Hammer-ons Pull-offs. The 'shake' Slides Ghost Notes The groove from ...

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