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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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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Everyone wants to play fast right? Most students approach building speed the wrong way. This video lesson shows you a tried and tested process that you can use right now to build not only speed but also, strength, accuracy, and ...

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I played classical guitar before bass guitar and the transition was relatively easy in terms of technique as the hands do similar things. When it came to plectrums I didn't want to know. It just felt so unnatural and difficult. ...

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It's annoying when you notice noises coming from your bass that you didn't intend. There are all kinds of ways that you can accidentally set off a string or a note and they all sound bad. This video lesson takes ...

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Players like Dominique DiPiazza, Matthew Garrison, and Hadrien Feraud have taken fingerstyle bass guitar technique to different levels. Fingerstyle can be used in all sorts of ways and this lesson highlights a few of the more straight-ahead styles. Used to ...

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When you first start out playing the bass guitar, your technique will be the biggest barrier to playing the lines you want to play. It's essential you work hard on getting your basic fingerstyle technique down.Check out this lesson to ...

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It's surprising just how many sounds you can coax out of a bass guitar. This video shows a few things that can be done with the more common techniques. I change basses and use different effects and amps here and ...

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"Tone comes from your hands". You hear this a lot and I kind of agree, but I tend to think it is a combination of your hands and your gear. However, in this lesson, I'm going to show you how ...

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Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Ghost Notes, String Bends, Slides and VibratoThis video explains and shows you how to add hammer ons, pull offs, bends, ghost notes, slides and vibrato into your playing. These are very expressive techniques that add magic ...

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