I recently received an email in which a subscriber to my email newsletter wrote:
"I struggle with just being creative."
Most of us want to be able to pick up our bass and instantly come up with a cool funk bass line, or a jazz-tinged solo, or just...anything that sounds good.
Well, you can learn how to be more creative on the bass guitar and that's what you're about to find out.
In the video below, I mention a number of concepts absolutely crucial to the process of understanding music and bass playing.
Scroll down to see those lessons.
What do you need to learn to become a more creative bass player?
Here are some individual lessons for you that will help you improve in these areas:
- Harmony: The 7 Arpeggios From C Major
- Basic music theory: Music Theory Jargon Explained
- Bass technique: 10 Important Bass Guitar Technique Tips
- Ear training: Learn John Williams Movie Themes On Bass (Fantastic Ear Training!)
- Timing: 7 Metronome Exercises For Bass Guitar To Work On Your Timing And Groove
- Common scales: 4 Common Scales For Bass Players
- Pentatonics: Pentatonic Bass Masterclass! (All You Need For Solos, Fills & Bass Lines)
I'm not going to lie. There are quite a few things to learn but it's actually not that much. Get a core handful of elements down, improve your technique, listen to and work out your favourite bass lines, and you WILL become more creative.
I teach a lot of improvisation as well as all the basics you need to know in my course From Beginner To Bassist.