Learn Music Theory For Bass Guitar

The 4 Reasons Why Learning Music Theory Will Make You A Better Bass Player

James Eager Bass Guitar Theory, blog

Hey Groove Master, Learning Music Theory is something I’m super passionate about. Having this understanding ingrained in my subconscious I credit as one of the major reasons I’ve managed to pay my mortgage as a professional bass player, here in the UK for the past 15 years. However, we live in a world now where tablature to the greatest bass lines in ...

How To Play Scales In Thirds On The Bass Guitar

Paolo Bass Guitar Theory, Essential Technique Course

Click Here to Download The FREE Resources for This Lesson Hey Groove Masters, let's talk about how to play scales in thirds on the bass guitar.I was 18 years old, excited, raring to go. I’d just scored a place at the prestigious Trinity College Of Music in London, studying bass on their brand new jazz degree. When I was at ...

How To Play Slash Chords On The Bass Guitar

James Eager Bass Guitar Theory, Riff Masters Bass Course

Hey Groove Masters,Let's talk slash chords... I'm not talking about anything to do with the lead guitarist from Guns 'n' Roses! (Although I'm sure he's played a few in his time...)These fundamental concepts are the backbone of some of the most beautiful chords sequences and bass lines around. However, they can cause massive confusion.Today's lesson shows you the simple rules ...

How To Learn The Notes Of The Bass Guitar Using Pentatonics

James Eager Bass Guitar Theory, Essential Technique Course

Hey Groove Masters,Remember the town you grew up in? The chances are you knew every back street, every cut through and every back alley there was.I grew up in a town called Berkhamsted (about 45 mins outside London if you want to Google it!).Traffic was always bad, especially around rush hour. However, I rarely got caught in it.Why am I ...

The Most Important Scale Your Need To Learn

James Eager Bass Guitar Theory, Essential Technique Course

Hey Groove Masters,I love scales... yes, seriously I do!You read that right.Scales are the backbone of all the music we play... be it Mozart or Motorhead!I didn't discover the true power of scales straight away but when I did... it changed my playing forever.In this lesson I'm going to show you why scales have played such an important part in ...

3 Fundamental Bass Grooves Explained

James Eager Bass Guitar Theory, Rookie Blues Bass Intensive

Download the FREE 3 Fundamental Bass Grooves PDF  Hey Groove Monsters,What is this thing called 'Groove' I hear you ask?Today I'm going to share how to slow down a tricky bass lineProbably the singular most important concept any bass player needs to understand.Brash statement I know... but it's 100% true.However, ask 100 different musicians to actually define the 'G' word ...