Funk Bass

In this course I teach you how to play forty killer funk bass grooves. Along the way, you will learn:

  • Essential funk bass techniques (alternate plucking, raking, rolling, hand shifts, hammer-ons. pull-offs, bends, slides, vibrato, slap, plectrum, Bernard Edwards chucking)
  • How to develop speed, accuracy, stamina, coordination, and strength
  • The scales, modes, and arpeggios commonly found in funk bass playing
  • How to make up your own lines
  • Playing with patterns
  • How to develop a rock-solid sense of rhythm and groove

If you want to learn how to play some cool funk bass lines then this is the course for you. However, it goes much deeper than that. By the end of this course, you will have learned so much more that will dramatically improve your bass playing.

52 Lessons

Intermediate

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Reading Music Basics

An introduction to basic rhythms and rests, how to read notes, and counting with exercises.

4 Lessons

Easy

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Musician Mindset

Learn how professional musicians approach improvement, practice, and taking music seriously. Learn practice tips and how to approach learning the bass seriously.

4 Lessons

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Music Theory Explained

Music Theory can open so many doors for your bass playing. You can use it to work on your ear, create bass lines, understand the jargon musicians use, and improvise to name a few things. Learn some basics you will use for a lifetime including The Minor Pentatonic Scale, The 7 Arpeggios From C Major, and how to use triads, arpeggios, and scales.

4 Lessons

Easy

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Improve Your Groove

Groove is one of the most important areas for any bass player to focus on. Learn why feel, groove, and timing should be high on your list of things to practise then get to work with some metronome exercises and some bass lines in different feels.

2 Lessons

Easy

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Easy Bass Lines

Learn how to play a 12 bar blues as well as how to play nine famous beginner bass guitar riffs.

2 Lessons

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Bass Technique Essentials

Get the basics down with this short bass technique course. Learn how to hold the bass and what to do with both hands so you can start playing bass lines the right way.

4 Lessons

Easy

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Fretboard Fundamentals

There are 4 essential lessons in this course: How to Find Notes On The Bass, 3 Points on The Fretboard You Should Know, Octave Patterns and Joe Satriani Exercise. This course is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the entire bass guitar fretboard. There are patterns here you will use for the rest of your life.

4 Lessons

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