​​​​Learn Basslines

Probably my favourite way to learn the bass guitar. You'll learn so much by playing basslines and it's fun, isn't it? Here are a load of basslines to learn. In these lessons, I'll show you how patterns, theory, fretboard knowledge, and all that other good stuff relates.

Les Claypool-Primus Style Slap Bass Line

Les Claypool: Primus-Style Slap Bass Line

Les Claypool is a master of the quirky, unusual bass groove. This video lesson is inspired by Primus and is from my upcoming book 100 Funk Bass Grooves. Check out another example here: Victor Wooten Style Advanced Slap Bass Line Related Funk Bass Lessons​Funk Bass Disco Octaves! ​The Funkiest 4 Notes Of All Time: Bass Guitar Lesson ​Best Ever

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Victor Wooten Style Advanced Slap Bass Line

Victor Wooten Style Advanced Slap Bass Line

This lesson is a Victor Wooten-inspired slap funk bass line. It’s an example from my upcoming book 100 Funk Bass Grooves. Check out the video lesson below for a step by step guide to this tricky bass line. Related Funk Bass Lessons​Funk Bass Disco Octaves! ​Best Ever Funk Bassline! Glide Tutorial TAB & Notation ​How To Write

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Bass Guitar Lesson - Using Scales To Create Killer Grooves

Bass Guitar Lesson – Using Scales To Create Killer Grooves

This lesson was created exclusively for Making Music Magazine.  A question I get a lot is how to go about using the elements of music theory to create a great-sounding bass line. I usually like to emphasise the point that music theory is important for bass players but so are things like playing in time with

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Great Bass Lines - New York Minute (PINO PALLADINO)

Great Bass Lines – New York Minute (PINO PALLADINO)

Pino Palladino is one of the best bass players of all time. He was known for his great fretless work in the 80s and New York Minute by Don Henley is one of his most iconic bass lines. Learn some cool fills and ideas Pino uses in this video lesson. I’m using my Lakland fretless bought

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Bass Guitar Lesson- How To Play The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius)

Bass Guitar Lesson – How To Play The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius/Pee Wee Ellis)

This is one of those tunes that every bass guitarist is expected to know. I’ll never forget being caught out on a gig once when I realised I’d heard this many times but didn’t really know how to play it! In this lesson, you are going to learn the form of the song as well

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Make Up & Memorise Bass Lines REALLY Easily

Make Up & Memorise Bass Lines REALLY Easily

Do you want to make up your own bass lines and figure out bass lines by ear? Then you need to watch this bass guitar lesson all the way through. I introduce you to a visual pattern on the fretboard then show you how you can make up bass lines from that pattern. Learn how to

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