Fast Gospel Bass Exercise

If you're a bassist looking to enhance your technique, boost your playing speed, and achieve seamless hand shifts, this exercise is tailor-made for you.

In this bass tutorial, I'll dive deep into the essential techniques required to master a fast gospel bass lines, focusing on hand shifts, plucking precision, and overall fluidity.

Scroll down for the free PDF and backing track for this lesson.

Gospel Bass Exercise [TAB/Notation] plus Backing Track

NOTE: the beginning of this backing track features the chords (Db moving to Dbm7) then goes to just drums. This is great for your timing.

If it's too fast, play without the backing track. Then introduce a metronome at a slow tempo you can manage.

This one is tough! You need to use your little finger and use one finger per fret to get it fast but if you have an injury or can't do it, find your own way. 

You might have to use the same fretting finger twice in a row and shift a little more.

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