The 5 Easy Scales For Beginner Bass Guitar Players – YT122

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In this bass lesson I’m going to show you the 5 easy scales for beginner bass guitar players. If you’re in the early phases of learning the bass guitar these are the 5 scales I suggest you learn first.Ever since writing my book ‘The Complete Guide To Music Theory for Bass Guitar Players many students have asked me to create videos ...

Walking Blues Bass Guitar Lesson Quick Start – Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers

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In today’s I’m going to show you how to play Sweet Home Chicago on the Bass Guitar.If you want to learn how to play Walking Blues Bass, this song is the perfect place to start. We’re going to be looking at the Blues Brothers version which features the legendary Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn on bass guitar.Walking Bass in its most basic ...

How To Play Crazy Little Thing Called Love On The Bass Guitar – YT120

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In today’s bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Crazy Little Thing Called Love By Queen.This song has a classic Rock ‘n’ Roll style walking bass line and I’m going to show you how to approach creating the bass lines focusing on just the chords of the song. I’ve seen it time and time again, once students ...

Back In Black Style Beginner Rock Bass Guitar Lesson – YT119

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AC/DC Fans - Today I’m going to show you a Back In Black Inspired Beginner Rock Bass Guitar lesson and teach two important contrasting rock grooves.This lesson uses a backing track called ‘Back In D.C’. which can be found on the eBassGuitar Classic Rock Jam Backing Track Album.This track is inspired by the original Cliff Williams ACDC Bass Line and ...

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 ...