Music theory is the key to understanding how bass lines, fills, and solos work.
This bass tutorial is all about showing you some simple music theory ideas that you can use to make music. You'll also be working on your ear too which will help you figure out music and survive better on the gig.
In the lesson, I mention my course From Beginner To Bassist which contains a lot of the basics (not just music theory) that will really help your bass playing. Check it out here.
Click the links to dive a little further.
00:46 The harmonised scale - it's everywhere in music!
01:30 Funky pop groove
03:07 Reggae line
04:20 Rock line
05:39 Soul/pop using the relative major
06:47 Chords (like the intro)
8:00 Great practice tip
08:20 Feel and phrasing
09:20 Pentatonic rock riffs
10:17 Blues scale
11:55 The importance of technique and focused practice
13:05 Mixolydian soul/Jaco Pastorius line
13:22 How to learn lots of styles
15:42 Dorian funk bass (here's my Funk Bass course)
16:49 Final tips and outro
Here's the PDF I promised for one of the most useful scales ever; the minor pentatonic.
E Minor Pentatonic Scale For Bass Guitar
Increase your understanding of music theory whilst never forgetting the most important factors: feel, good timing, tone, and technique.
Combine those and you'll sound amazing!
Informative and useful, as always. Thanks Dan