INTERMEDIATE COURSE

BASS GUITAR LESSONS

So you've been playing the bass for some time now, you got your basics covered and your band hasn't replaced you with a synth bass. Great.

Then one day your guitarist grabs your bass and starts ripping away like a pro, while you slink into a corner and stare at the ceiling. Annoying - yes, but it's not "innate talent" that you're up against. It just boils down to what your guitarist knows that you don't.

EXPAND YOUR MUSICAL VOCABULARY

Many musicians shy away from music theory because they think it's useful only in classical music or that it's for "professional musicians". But doing so is like chaining yourself to a pole while you try to sprint.

The greatest basslines are all rooted in music theory and in this course, you'll finally discover the inner workings behind these killer bass grooves. Structured in easy-to-understand stages of learning, you'll get to systematically apply what you've learnt and create your own awesome grooves, while getting instant feedback from your bass sensei.

 

This is your chance to study the incredible and unique playing styles of outstanding bassists like James Jamerson, Victor Wooten, Paul McCartney, Chris Wolstenholme, Flea and more.

BASS TECHNIQUES

This is also the perfect course for you if you're looking to master expressive bass playing techniques like raking, double/triple hammer-on & pull-off, palm-muting, trills, slap & pop, harmonics etc. Just like how when we talk, we don't speak in monotones, on the bass you similarly want to have different articulations when you "speak" on the bass.

ESSENTIALS YOU'LL STUDY:

  • Techniques mastery

  • Groove formulas - harmony & rhythm

  • Diatonic modes & application

  • Time & groove development

  • Intervallic study & application

  • Bassline creation

  • Blues deep dive

  • Essential slap bass & fingerstyle funk

  • Basic tapping

    ... and more!

FUN SONGS YOU'LL LEARN:

The fastest way to learning the bass is to play along to songs you love, and why not build up a great repertoire of bread-and-butter songs every bassist should know while you're at it! Here's a sample list:

  • Runaway (Jamiroquai)

  • Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

  • I Want You Back (The Jackson 5)

  • Aeroplane (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

  • Forty Six & 2 (Tool)

  • Treasure (Bruno Mars)

  • I Will Survive (Cake)

  • Don't Give Hate A Chance (Jamiroquai)

  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (Stevie Wonder)

  • Longview (Green Day)

  • Hysteria (Muse)

  • Fire (Jimi Hendrix)

  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)

  • The Chicken (Jaco Pastorious)

  • Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)

  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

  • Soul With A Capital S (Tower Of Power)

  • Colibri (Incognito)

  • Good Times (Chic)

  • Death Blooms (Mudvayne)

  • Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)

  • Come With Me (Tania Maria)

  • Running In The Family (Level 42)

  • Dark Necessities (RHCP)

  • My Sharona (The Knack)

  • Higher Ground (Marcus Miller)

  • Blame It On The Boogie (The Jackson 5)

  • I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

  • Soul With A Capital 'S' (Tower of Power)

  • Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

  • The Trooper (Iron Maiden)

  • Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)

  • Highway Star (Deep Purple)

  • Jenny Was a Friend of Mine (The Killers)

  • Aint Nothin' Like the Real Thing (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)

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