How To Play I Wonder by Rodriguez

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Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for This Lesson  Hey Groove Masters,James here… let’s talk about how to play “I Wonder” by Rodriguez.It wasn’t simple.It was gone 10.30 at night, I’d just got back from a week on holiday in Tenerife and the first thing I had to do was pick up the bass.I’d seen a film that had …

How To Play Riffs Using The Open Strings On The Bass Guitar

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Click Here To Download The FREE Resources For This Video Hey Groove Masters, James here… let’s talk about how to play riffs using the open strings on the bass guitar.  Now, one of the many reasons the bass is a super cool instrument is because it’s a pattern and shape based animal. Once you’ve learned a riff or a groove, all you need …

5 Steps To 5 Strings

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Click Here To Download The FREE Resources For This Lesson  Hey Groove Masters,James here…let’s talk 5 steps to 5 strings.Whether you love getting your trousers flapping with extra low notes or playing beautiful melodies up high… there are a wealth of exciting basses out there.Having owned a lot of basses over the years I’ve got a few insights into the …

Ear Training For Bass Guitar Players

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Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for This Lesson Hey Groove Masters,James here… let’s talk about ear training for bass guitar players.One of the questions I get asked all the time is ‘How do I improve my musical ear?’.There’s nothing more fun than ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ on a gig or jam session… I’ve learned so …

Bass Grooves For Beginners

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To Download the FREE Resources for this Video Click Here Hey Groove Masters, James here…let’s talk about bass grooves for beginners. We’ve all heard a groove that makes us want to tap our foot, nod our heads along in time… or flat out just makes us dance! And let’s be straight… as bass players, we all want to master the ‘secret sauce’ …

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I Will Survive Bass Guitar Lesson & Circle Of Fifths

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Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for this Lesson Hey Groove Masters, James here… let’s talk about this I Will Survive bass guitar lesson & circle of fifths. I pressed the button to see what would happen. This was March 2016. I was nervous, nervous as hell. Little did I know that ahead of me was the most exciting project of my life. Yes, …

How to Play Hotel California On The Bass Guitar

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Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for this Lesson Hey Groove Masters,James here. Let’s talk about how to play Hotel California on the bass guitar.… and of course make sure you check out part two right here! Moving on… I never looked back. Here’s why. Summer 1997 was awesome. I was 17 years old and got to play one of the greatest solos …

How To Play Triads, Arpeggios & Chord Tones On The Bass Guitar

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Click Here to Download the FREE Lesson Resources Hey Groove Masters, James here. Let’s talk about how to play triads, arpeggios & chord tones on the bass guitar. He put down his sticks swearing he’d never play again. He was telling the truth. That was my Dad, April 1993. My Dad was a drummer. A pretty good one too. He’d toured and recorded with David Bowie …

How To Create Blues Bass Lines Using Pentatonics

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Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for this Lesson Hey Groove Masters, James here. Let’s talk about how to play blues basslines using the pentatonic scale. It’s worth it or at least that’s what he told me. This was 2012 and I embarked on a new project in my life. Again, I had no idea what was going to happen but I …

3 Important Blues Bass Guitar Fingerboard Shapes

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Click Here to Download the Free Resources for This Lesson Hey Groove Masters, James here. Let’s talk about 3 important blues fingerboard patterns for bass guitar.  I put the phone down and couldn’t believe what just happened. I’m a funny one, when I was a teenager I never really idolized the big rock ‘n’ roll names of bass like Flea or Paul …