Theory and Techniques for Bass

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Course Description

In this course, Gabe Rosales teaches you theory and techniques he uses to play for a variety of recognized artists, across various genres. He will show you how to take basic chord progressions and play them in a variety of styles, including, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, R&B, and Funk. Some of the techniques he covers are, walking bass lines, muting, and slapping. Learn how to incorporate these techniques in songs by Metallica, The Cure, John Mellencamp, and others.

You’ll begin the course by learning how to create a walking bass lines by using chord tones, and how to expand on that by adding scales.

What is taught in this series?

  • Walking Bass Lines
  • Slapping Technique
  • Playing Different Styles
  • Passing Tones
  • Down-up Slap and bounce
  • Chord Tones and Bass Lines
  • “Just Like Heaven” The Cure
  • Bass Slap Riff Evolving
  • Bass Right Hand Placement For Different Styles & String Muting
  • “Wild Night” John Mellencamp
  • “My Friend Of Misery” Metallica
  • “Bombtrack” Rage Against the Machine
Walking Bass Lines 

What is a walking bass line? How do you get from one to the other? Gabe shows you in this lesson.

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.

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.

Passing Tones 

Learn how to get from one chord progression to another.

Different Bass Slap Techniques: Down Up Slap and Bounce 

Different Bass Slap Techniques: Down Up Slap and Bounce

Chord Tones and Bass Lines 

Learn to construct a bass line with a moving chord progression.

Bass Song “Just Like Heaven” The Cure 

Gabe shows you how to play the hit song "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure.

Bass Slap Riff Evolving 

Bass Slap Riff Evolving

Bass Right Hand Placement For Different Styles & String Muting 

Bass Right Hand Placement For Different Styles & String Muting

“Wild Night” John Mellencamp 

Gabe Rosales teaches you how to play the John Couger Mellencamp song, "Wild Night" featuring Meshell Ndegeocello on bass.

“My Friend Of Misery” Metallica 

Gabe shows you how to play the bass riff to "My Friend of Misery" by Metallica.

“Bombtrack” Rage Against the Machine 

Gabe shows you how to play the Rage Against The Machine song, "Bombtrack"

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