Chord ProgressionsBass players tend not to play chords but there's no denying they're fun; not to mention useful to know. This video lesson takes you through the key of G major and harmonises it to get a set of seven ...

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Could this be the greatest bassline of all time? It's got to be up there... Bernard Edwards was the master of the pop-funk bass hook; his lines integral to Chic, Sister Sledge and the plethora of other acts he played ...

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Ron LaPraed started jamming in the studio whilst recording with Commodores, the rest of the band gradually joined in and Brickhouse was born. It's a funky riff that's fun to play on bass guitar.This video lesson shows you the main ...

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MotownThis style of music was recorded mostly in Detroit in the 1960s and used some of the greatest studio musicians of all time - The Funk Brothers. It's such a strange phenomenon that the bass had only been around as ...

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Why is funk bass so popular? If you want a challenge as a bass player, learn to play funk bass lines. They sound cool, of course, but they are also a great way to:work on your timing, feel and groovelearn ...

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Here's a cool funky-pop bass line played using  fingerstyle technique. The key is C minor and the line uses this scale to add melodic interest alongside syncopated rhythms. I break down the music as well as some of the theory ...

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Here is a video lesson on how to play 9 famous riffs on bass guitar. There is no download for this lesson - the music and TAB can be seen in the video below.It's a great idea to build up ...

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I always think the test comes when you are in a music shop trying out a bass or when someone asks you to play them something. If you don’t know what to play then you need to expand your repertoire ...

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LEVEL: This post has some beginner elements to it including the general message of ‘listen to lots of different types of music’. Some of the examples require advanced technique (especially the prog one…).Musicians can definitely benefit from borrowing musical ideas. ...

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