How To Play Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock – YT118

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock.If you’re just starting out playing Jazz or want to go and play at a Jazz Jam session there’s a good chance you may see this tune!This tune was originally recorded in the mid 1960s and you can clearly hear the jazz and ...

How To Play Watermelon Man On The Bass Guitar – YT117

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock.If you’re in the early stages of learning to play jazz on the bass guitar or want to perform at a Jazz session, Watermelon Man is a tune you are highly likely to see.It was first recorded in the early 1960s where the ...

How To Stop Flying Fingers On The Bass Guitar – YT116

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In this bass guitar lesson we’re going to cover a common challenge I see, when I review videos from my coaching students, regarding How To Stop Flying Fingers. Flying Fingers is where the fretting hand fingers feel out of control and look like they are flying around out of control. This results in a lack of speed, accuracy and dexterity. Basslines ...

Isn't She Lovely – Beginner Bass Guitar Lesson – YT115

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In this bass guitar lesson we’re going to learn the Stevie Wonder classic ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. This song is often seen in many different musical contexts from a straight ‘pop song’, to an instrumental piece which jazz musicians improvise over, to solo bass arrangements by players such as Victor Wooten. On the outset the bass line can sound very complicated... but ...

How to Transpose On The Bass Guitar

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to transpose on the bass guitar and two techniques that you can specifically use as a bassist to make transposing easier. Transposition is a really important skill all bass players should know how to do and it’s something you’ll be asked to do regularly if you start performing with other ...

How to Play Every Breath You Take On Bass Guitar – YT113

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In this bass lesson I’m going to show you how to play Every Breath You Take by Sting & The Police. This song is the perfect vehicle to start learning pick bass guitar. I recommend using simple alternate picking just using root notes to develop consistent timing and stamina. To learn this song I recommend breaking it down into 4 core sections:Intro ...

How To Switch From Bass Guitar To Double Bass (Upright Bass) – YT112

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In this bass lesson we’re going to talk about how to switch from Bass Guitar to Double Bass or Upright Bass.  It’s very common for musicians to ‘double’ or play both basses. What you’ll discover is that there are many similarities between the bass guitar and the double bass… and there are also many differences.  This blog will give you my 5 top ...

How To Learn The Modes On Bass Guitar & Make Them Easy To Understand – YT111

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to learn the Modes on the bass guitar using an idea which will make these scales much easier to understand. Time and time again I’ve seen students find the 7 Modal Scales confusing and challenging. More often than not once they have learned them they struggle to apply the knowledge ...

Learn Blues Bass Guitar In Less Than 10 Minutes! (Beginner Lesson) – YT110

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​One of the things I encourage all of my brand new beginner to intermediate students to do is learn blues bass guitar, when they join my Bass Lab PLUS training program. Blues is hugely powerful because the 12 bar blues sequence is found in virtually every style of popular music—Rock ‘n’ Roll to 70s Classic Rock, Walking Bass / Jazz to ...

Learn Rock Bass Guitar In Less Than 10 Minutes! (Beginner Lesson) – YT109

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to learn rock bass guitar in less than 10 minutes and share two fundamental approaches to creating rock bass lines. Click Here To Get The FREE Learn Rock Bass Guitar In Less Than 10 Minutes PDF Get The Backing Track I highly recommend also grabbing the backing track used in ...