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.
10 Ultimate Groove/Feel/Timing Tips For Bass Players
I would say that in no particular order, timing, taste, tone, and technique are the most important elements of bass playing to master. Good bass players play with solid time-feel and sensitivity to the groove. These qualities are what people most admire in a bassist. Scroll down below the video to download the drum loops.
EASY But Effective Bass Exercise (Technique/Speed/Accuracy/Stamina/Memorisation)
I’m a huge fan of anything that makes practice easier, more enjoyable and gives a huge return on a relatively low investment. This exercise is one that ticks all the boxes. If you want to improve on the following, then watch this short video:TechniqueSpeedAccuracyFluencyMemorising tricky passagesTimingFeel Groove The idea is simple. You take a metronome and
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
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
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
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