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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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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