Ghost notes add percussion, funk, and flair to your bass playing. Whilst it's true that the technique is primarily heard in funk music, you can actually use them in a whole range of styles. Watch this video lesson to find ...

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I often say that technique is what you should focus on when you're beginning bass guitar or looking to get back into it after time away. When you have good technique, everything is easier. When everything is easier. learning the ...

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If you're new to the wonderful world of slap bass then this lesson is for you! Actually, I dive fairly deep into the techniques so if you can already slap, there's plenty for you to get your teeth into.It's essential ...

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Tapping isn't a common technique but it will help you do the following: Strengthen your hands, wrists, and fingers Increase coordination between the hands Tighten your rhythms Gain accuracy and fluency Besides, it's great fun! You need to know how ...

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Raking allows you to play fast notes on consecutive bass guitar strings. It's usually executed from high to low string (G to E). This video takes a groove from my book 100 Funk Bass Grooves and breaks down the technique ...

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If you want to play fast, accurate, fluid, impressive-sounding bass lines then watch this video lesson! If you use legato techniques with the minor pentatonic scale you can make up some great sounding bass lines, fills, and solos. The Minor ...

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Muting is one of those unglamorous but important techniques that's easy to overlook. Unwanted string noise is horrendous though and something you should work hard to eliminate from your playing. I have another muting lesson that you can study: Bass ...

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Get your technique up to speed and bass playing becomes easier. In turn, this helps sustain momentum, keeping you playing and improving. Here are ten really useful tips for you.​One Finger In The FutureMake sure that you have a plucking ...

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Articulations make your bass playing sound amazing. They consist of hammer-ons, pull-offs, ghost notes, slides, string bends, and vibrato. The last two feature in this lesson. For more on bass guitar articulations study this lesson:Bass Guitar: Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Ghost ...

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I got a question from a subscriber about finger exercises. I have a few lessons on the site on exercises which I'll link to later on and I've also written a book called Creative Bass Technique Exercises. I'm a big fan ...

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