​​​​Groove/Feel/Timing

You can play the simplest thing in the world and if you play it with good timing, impeccable feel, and solid groove you'll sound great. These lessons work on the lifeforce of bass playing. There are plenty more lessons on groove within the other lessons, especially learn basslines.

The Most Common Rhythms & How To Make Bass Lines With Them (Also How To Play In Time)

The Most Common Rhythms & How To Make Bass Lines With Them (Also How To Play In Time)

One of the big areas to grasp if you want to be a great bass player is your command of rhythm. Groove, feel, and timing are the elements that combine to make your playing sound in time and in the pocket. This lesson goes through the most common rhythms you’re going to find and how

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How To Lock In With The Kick Drum

Playing Bass Lines To The Kick Drum

Locking your bass line to the kick drum is a really good way of getting your bass lines to groove and to make a song sound tight. This video lesson goes through three drumbeats and how you can approach making up bass lines to them. You can also play against the kick and that’s explained

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Tighten Up Your GROOVE- Rhythms, Time Signatures, Metronomes & Counting

Tighten Up Your GROOVE: Rhythms, Time Signatures, Metronomes & Counting

Playing bass in time with excellent feel should be one of your biggest musical goals. This video lesson goes through they key rhythms and time signatures you’ll encounter as well as some steps to internalise and use these ideas. For more metronome exercises, check out this lesson: ​7 Metronome Exercises For Bass Guitar To Work On

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How To Play Fast On The Bass Guitar

How To Play Fast On The Bass Guitar

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 stamina. Playing fast is all about building up from a solid foundation. Make sure you

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BEGINNER Bass lesson-Reading Simple Rhythms

Reading Simple Rhythms On Bass Guitar

Groove is arguably the most important currency of the bassist and a solid understanding of rhythm is the way to cultivate it. Different styles of music call for different feels, but all are underpinned by the same rhythms. Reading music is a bit of a lost art but I think that if you can understand

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Iconic Rhythm Sections

Iconic Rhythm Sections

Drummers and bass players have long since waged a war of jokes against each other.​ © Phil Selby 2007 Whilst some of these are undoubtedly funny, we need each other! Some of the greatest music ever has been created from the foundations of a great rhythm section. It’s important that you study how bass players and drummers interact

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