​​​​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.

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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Q&A Pain In Thumb When Playing Bass Guitar

Q&A: Pain In Thumb When Playing Bass Guitar

Learning to hold the bass properly is boring. It’s also one of the most important things to master before you’re able to tear it up all over the bass neck. There are three points on the bass that should be in physical contact with you in order for it to feel comfortable.This video goes into

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Beginner Bass Guitar Lesson- Rest Strokes & Free Strokes (Plucking & Chords)

Beginner Bass Guitar Lesson: Rest Strokes & Free Strokes (Plucking & Chords)

When it comes to bass guitar technique these two techniques are fundamental. Rest strokes are generally used for plucking and free strokes for playing more than one note at the same time (double stops and chords).  If playing fingerstyle, for the majority of the time you will be using rest strokes. If you like playing

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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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