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Bass Theory





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Bass Walk Down Tapping Major Scale
Learn how to walk down a Major Scale Billy Sheehan Style
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Rhythm, Scales
Bass Basics #9 Hammer-ons, Pull Offs, and Slides
Doug Stouffer: Teaches you how to slide, pick, hammer-on, pull offs, vibrato the notes on the bass
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory
Chord Tones and Bass Lines
Learn to construct a bass line with a moving chord progression.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Chords
Bass Song "Come Together" by The Beatles
Learn the bass part to the main riff in "Come Together" by the Beatles.
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
Bass Basics Song “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Song
Using Bass Harmonics
Pancho shows you a great exercise using bass harmonics combined with a slap technique.
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate
Bass Slapping with Pedal Tones
Bass Slapping with Pedal Tones
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Rhythm
5-String Bass
In this lesson we discuss the mechanics of the 5 string bass and the general approach on how to incorporate it into...
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory
More Pop and Slap Techniques with Slides and Walk Down Chords
Kirk Powers - #3 - Bass Intermediate -More pop and slap techniques with slides and walk down chords. Kirk shows you more...
Kirk Powers Intermediate Theory, Chords
Learn Pop and Slap Techniques
Kirk Towers - #1 - Bass Intermediate - Learn pop and slap techniques. Kirk shows you the proper way to "pop and...
Kirk Powers Intermediate Theory, Exercises
"Bombtrack" Rage Against the Machine
Gabe shows you how to play the Rage Against The Machine song, "Bombtrack"
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm, Song
Bass How to Play Pinch Harmonics
Bass How to Play Pinch Harmonics
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Rhythm
More Pop and Slap Techniques Utilizing Mutes and Slides
Kirk Powers - #4 - Bass Intermediate #4 - More Pop and Slap Techniques Utilizing Mutes and Slides
Kirk Powers Intermediate Theory, Exercises
Slapping
In this funk lesson we walk through an in depth study on how to use the slap technique with the low B...
gabe rosales Theory, Rhythm, Exercises
Slides
We discuss the effect of sliding into, and out of a note; and the proper way to achieve this technique.
gabe rosales Beginner, Intermediate Theory
Bass Basics Applying Minor Scales
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Exercises, Scales
More Pop and Slap Techniques with Muting
Kirk Powers - #2 - Bass Intermediate - More pop and slap techniques with muting. Kirk shows you the muting techniques along...
Kirk Powers Intermediate Theory, Exercises
Double Pop and Slap Techniques
Kirk Powers - #5 - Bass Intermediate - More Pop and Slap Techniques. Kirk demonstrates double pop and slap with sustained and...
Kirk Powers Intermediate Theory, Rhythm, Exercises
Percussive Playing
In this instruction we discuss how to utilize the B string to create a percussive effect to incorporate into your bass lines...
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Rhythm, Exercises
I-vi-ii-V
In this lesson we discuss a typical jazz chord progression.
gabe rosales Intermediate Exercises, Chords
Walkin' Blues
In this lesson we discuss the creation of a walking blues bass line and how to utilize the low B string to...
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Chords
"Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine
This is lesson is a detailed instruction on how to play "Killing In the Name Of" by Rage Against the Machine.
gabe rosales Intermediate Exercises, Song
"Good Times" by Chic
This lesson is a detailed instruction on how to play the funk bass line Rapper's Delight which was sampled from Chic's "Good...
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm, Chords, Scales, Song
Space
We talk about the importance Rests and their relation to rhythm. Sly and the Family Stone, and Barry White are used as...
gabe rosales Beginner, Intermediate Theory, Rhythm
Pedaling
In this lesson we discuss different styles of music using the same notes while utilizing our quarter and eight note patterns. We...
gabe rosales Beginner, Intermediate Theory, Rhythm
Tabs Part 2
We get into the symbols used in TABS to notate hammer-on's and pull-off's, as well as discussing the mechanics of applying these...
gabe rosales Beginner, Intermediate Theory, Rhythm
Tabs
This lesson discusses how to understand TABS and the difference between TABS and sheet music.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Rhythm
Using a Metronome
In this essential lesson we discuss a bass player's relationship with his/her best friend, the metronome. We discuss the exercise of cutting...
gabe rosales Beginner, Intermediate Rhythm
16th Note Duration
In this lesson we illustrate the division of the 8th note into an even smaller increment of note duration, the 16th. Also,...
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm
Breakdown of Note Duration
Within the lesson we also touch on the feel of a "swing" by putting more of a space between 8th notes to...
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm
Note Duration
A brief overview on how to play Whole, Half, and Quarter Notes notes in 4 / 4 timing.
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm
The Major Scale
Learn the Major Scale and see why this scale is the building block for all scales in major keys.
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Exercises, Scales
Spider Warm Up
Pancho shows you a warm up that he got from guitar great John Petrucci. You'll soon discover why it's called the Spider...
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate Exercises
Whole Tone Exercise
Pancho's whole tone exercise is a great way to help you get warmed up. It's also a perfect way to get your...
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate Exercises
Bass Basics Major Pentatonic Scale
Learn to play a Major Pentatonic scale. A wide range of players from Kirk Hammet to Jimmy Page use this scale, and...
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Scales
Slap Exercise
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate Exercises
Slap Technique: Emphasis on Thumb and Swinging the Beat
Gabe takes a more detail look at advanced thumb techniques, and how to swing the beat.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Rhythm, Exercises
Playing Major and Minor Chords on Bass
Playing Major and Minor Chords on Bass
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Chords
Bass Slap Riff Evolving
Bass Slap Riff Evolving
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm
Slap Bass Tips & Techniques
Get an overview of how Billy Sheehan plays slap bass guitar.
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Theory, Rhythm, Exercises
Bass Solo Mr. Big "Addicted to that Rush"
Bass Solo Mr. Big "Addicted to that Rush"
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Rhythm, Song
Playing In The Pocket
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate
Warm Up With Minor Thirds
Another warm up exercise from Pancho. This one uses minor thirds, and it works the right and left hand, to get you...
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate Exercises
The Egg Theory
Pancho explains his "egg" theory and shows how it can help you with your funk playing.
Pancho Tomaselli Intermediate Theory
"My Friend Of Misery" Metallica
Gabe shows you how to play the bass riff to "My Friend of Misery" by Metallica.
gabe rosales Intermediate Song
"Wild Night" John Mellencamp
Gabe Rosales teaches you how to play the John Couger Mellencamp song, "Wild Night" featuring Meshell Ndegeocello on bass.
gabe rosales Intermediate Rhythm, Song
Walking Bass Lines
What is a walking bass line? How do you get from one to the other? Gabe shows you in this lesson.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory
Same Tune... Different Style
Learn how a simple 4-note progression can be played using several styles; such as, Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Polka and more.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Chords
Passing Tones
Learn how to get from one chord progression to another.
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Chords
Bass in Relationship to the Drums
Bass in Relationship to the Drums
Billy Sheehan Intermediate Rhythm
Different Bass Slap Techniques: Down Up Slap and Bounce
Different Bass Slap Techniques: Down Up Slap and Bounce
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory, Exercises
Bass Right Hand Placement For Different Styles & String Muting
Bass Right Hand Placement For Different Styles & String Muting
gabe rosales Intermediate Theory
Bass Song "Just Like Heaven" The Cure
Gabe shows you how to play the hit song "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure.
gabe rosales Beginner Song
Bass Song "Use Somebody"
Learn to play the song, "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Song
The Minor Scale
Learn the Minor Scale and see why this scale is the building block for all scales in minor keys.
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Basics Minor Pentatonic Scale
The minor pentatonic scale is used in many genres, but you will find it used mostly in rock, or classic rock. A...
Matt Murrow Beginner Theory, Scales
Bass Song "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream
Bass Basics Song “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC
Bass Basics Song “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "How Many More Times" by Led Zeppelin
Bass Basics Song “How Many More Times” by Led Zeppelin
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "Money" by Pink Floyd
Bass Basics: Song - “Money” by Pink Floyd.
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Basics #15 Country Chord Progression with Added Note
Country Chord Progression with Added Note
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Chords
Bass Basics #16 12 Bar Blues with Octaves
12 Bar Blues with Octaves
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Song "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
Bass Basics Song “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Song
Bass Song "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin
Bass Basics Song “Dazed and Confused” by Led Zeppelin
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath
Bass Basics Song “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Song "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes
Bass Basics Song “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory, Song
Bass Basics #7 Learning the notes on your bass
Doug Stouffer: Learning the notes on your bass
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory, Exercises
Bass Basics #8 Playing Notes | Using Left Hand
Doug Stouffer: Learn how to play notes with your left hand. Including to lay your fingers on the fretboard and play notes...
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #10 12 Bar Blues
Bar Blues
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #11 12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone
12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #12 12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone with 2 Notes
12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone with 2 Notes
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #13 12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone with 3 Notes
12 Bar Blues Plus Passing Tone with 3 Notes
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #14 Country Chord Progression with Open Strings
Country Chord Progression with Open Strings
Jonan Rigsbee Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #1 Parts Of The Bass
Parts of The Bass. Basic information about the components of a bass guitar.
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory, Gear
Bass Basics #2 How to Hold The Bass
Basic Information About The Bass. Learn the correct way to hold the bass, and proper left hand position.
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory, Gear
Bass Basics #3 Fingering Techniques
Fingering Techniques - 2 types of finger strokes and 2 types of picking for your right hand.
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory, Gear
Bass Basics #4 String Names & Numbers
Learn the names of the strings and the numbers for the strings
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory
Bass Basics #5 Tuning Your Bass
Doug Stouffer shows you how to tune your bass.
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory, Gear
Bass Basics #6 - Harmonic Tuner
Doug Stouffer teaches you how to tune your bass with harmonics
Doug Stouffer Beginner Theory
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