Learn This Cool Bass Lick! (Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, Ghost Notes, Raking, Slides)

If you want to play fast, accurate, fluid, impressive-sounding bass lines then watch this video lesson! If you use legato techniques with the minor pentatonic scale you can make up some great sounding bass lines, fills, and solos.


The Minor Pentatonic Scale For Bass

You can get so much mileage from this humble five note scale. I urge you to learn it inside out, along side it's major pentatonic cousin.

Lesson: Bass Guitar Music Theory: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Bass Guitar Articulations

Hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, vibrato, and ghost notes are some of the articulations that make up expressive techniques. These bring your playing to life and add the professional touch to your playing (especially if you can play them bang in time).

To dig deeper, check out these lessons:

Guide To Bass Guitar String Bends & Vibrato

Guide To Bass Guitar Slides (Technique & Application)

Hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, ghost notes, and vibrato: ARTICULATIONS

My book Creative Bass Technique Exercises goes into more details on these techniques (and others) with seventy musical sounding technical exercises.

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