​​​​Bass Technique

All accomplished players know their way around the instrument.

If your hands obey the commands your brain sends then you have good technique and you'll be able to play the things you want to with ease. The trouble is, often your hands will fail you and coordination and timing will be off.

Work on technique and the bass will become putty in your hands. These lessons will help you express yourself fully.

Clean Slap Technique (How To Mute When Slapping)

Clean Slap Technique (How To Mute When Slapping)

Muting is one of those unglamorous but important techniques that’s easy to overlook. Unwanted string noise is horrendous though and something you should work hard to eliminate from your playing. I have another muting lesson that you can study: Bass Guitar Lesson – Muting Unwanted Noise. This one is more specific to slap technique, where it’s a

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10 Important Bass Guitar Technique Tips

10 Important Bass Guitar Technique Tips

Get your technique up to speed and bass playing becomes easier. In turn, this helps sustain momentum, keeping you playing and improving. Here are ten really useful tips for you. One Finger In The FutureMake sure that you have a plucking hand finger and a fretting hand finger ready to play the next note. This

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Guide To Bass Guitar String Bends & Vibrato

Guide To Bass Guitar String Bends & Vibrato

Articulations make your bass playing sound amazing. They consist of hammer-ons, pull-offs, ghost notes, slides, string bends, and vibrato. The last two feature in this lesson.  For more on bass guitar articulations study this lesson: Bass Guitar: Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Ghost Notes, String Bends, Slides and Vibrato Here’s one of the most beautiful bass solos ever

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Finger Exercises For Bass Players!

Finger Exercises For Bass Players!

I got a question from a subscriber about finger exercises. I have a few lessons on the site on exercises which I’ll link to later on and I’ve also written a book called Creative Bass Technique Exercises. I’m a big fan of exercises that sound good and work on things that you actually need when playing

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Guide To Bass Guitar Slides (Technique & Application)

Guide To Bass Guitar Slides (Technique & Application)

Bass guitar slides are an important part of bass technique. Whether you play one to enter a verse or you use them in solos, fills, or bass lines, you’ll want to make sure you have the technique locked in. Slides form part of articulations. Others include hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato, and ghost notes. They really

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Beginner Bass Lesson How To Play A Natural Harmonic

Beginner Bass Lesson- How To Play A Natural Harmonic

Harmonics are magic-sounding notes created in a slightly different way to a normal fretted note. Here’s a very easy beginners lesson on how to play them. Make sure you download the free The Bass Guitar Resource Book which contains (amongst a lot of other cool stuff!) a fretboard diagram of all the natural harmonics as

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