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.
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
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
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
7 Metronome Exercises For Bass Guitar To Work On Your Timing And Groove
Groove, timing and feel is arguably the most important part of bass playing. If your sense of rhythm and groove is strong, you have the tools most of your fellow musicians are looking for in a bass player. You will also have the power to make the listener tap their foot or nod their head.
5 Examples Of Different Feels On The Bass Guitar
The very best way to learn is to listen to the greats and learn to play their bass lines. To get you used to what ‘different feels’ actually means here are a few examples with some further listening for each style. 8th Note Rock Check out: Basket Case – Green Day, Rolling In the Deep