Here’s one of the easiest ways to introduce contrary motion into your bass melodies. Your melodies will sound more interesting. And, not a lot of bass players do it.[Read more…] about How to make your bass melodies more interesting
Many bass players will slap the bass by alternating their slap and pop.
There is nothing wrong with this approach. But, it can often lead to a busy sounding slap bass groove that feels stiff and is hard to play to.
In this slap bass lesson, you’ll learn 2 things that will make a difference with your slap bass grooves. By focusing more on a drummer-like approach, your grooves are sure to stand apart.
Your grooves will also be much easier for others to play along with you.
Are you starting to experience pain in your wrists when you play the bass?
If so, it’s likely that you have sharp wrist angles whenever you’re playing.
Here’s how to avoid those bad wrist angles and get back on the path toward feeling good again when you play the bass.[Read more…] about Here are the best tips on how to avoid wrist angles on the bass
Call and response is one of the best ways to practice ear training. And, it’ll get you on the path to playing what you hear… quickly.
Here’s the basic idea of call and response. One musician plays something (call), and another musician responds (response).
But sometimes, there isn’t another musician around to play with.
So, I’ve put together 22 Call and Response Ear Training Tracks for you to practice playing what you hear. You’re gonna want to bookmark this page.[Read more…] about 22 Call and response ear training tracks
If you want to play chords on the bass and create your own bass chords, it helps to know that chords come from scales.
Different scales will create different chords.
In this bass lesson, I’ll show you how to create lush sounding chords from a simple major scale. I’ll also show you an easy way to voice these chords so that your fingers don’t hate you. After all, the bass is a demanding instrument.
I’ll also show you how you can take a Drop 2 Chord Voicing and create any chord out of it.
One more thing. At the very bottom of this post, you’ll get a free Drop 2 Chord Voicing Cheat Sheet. You can print this out and use as a reference when you practice.[Read more…] about Chords – How to play them on the bass and create your own