These four bass technique are absolutely crucial for you to master: Fretting Plucking Muting Shifting You may think you know how to do all of this already but do you?? There are a few subtle things you need to look ...

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There's no doubt that the following bass guitar techniques make your playing sound more sophisticated, more soulful, and just more professional: Hammer-ons Pull-offs Bends Slides Ghost notes Vibrato Your favourite bass players use them and so should you. Scroll down ...

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If you want to improve any aspect of your bass guitar technique, try following the steps in this week's video lesson.Scroll down for the two octave G Natural Minor shape I used in the lesson.How To Improve Your Bass Technique ...

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In this bass tutorial, you will learn how to play an advanced slap bass groove.It involves some intricate techniques and rhythms but, don't worry, I'll break it down step-by-step for you.Scroll down for the free PDF with the TAB and ...

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I recently read an excellent No Treble article called The Path To Jaco. In it, Mike Frost, describes a lesson he had with Jaco Pastorius in 1984. He generously shares a video of a portion of the lesson and it's ...

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You'll hear the expression "bass tone is all in the hands" a lot if you're a bass player. I actually don't think that's entirely true and I've made a couple of lessons explaining that further: ​1 Bass 9 Different Tones!​​​ ...

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I like to think of slap bass as a drummer would:The thumb is the kick drumThe pop is the snareInter-play between the two hands creates a hi-hat patternThe way drummers lock into a groove and play with such precision and ...

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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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