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 …

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 …

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’ …

Learn To Play Your First Walking Bass Line

James Eager Bass Line Creation, Rookie Blues Bass Intensive

Hey Groove Monsters,“Walking Bass… that’s too hard for me!”I remember the feeling well that jazz was a millions away.Like anything, it’s all about taking those first few steps. This lesson will help you do exactly that. It’s often been said if you can understand ‘walking bass’ that’s the key to unlocking the fingerboard and creating great basslines! I totally agree 🙂 In …

How To Get A Great Live Bass Guitar Sound

James Eager Bass Guitar Equipment, Rookie Blues Bass Intensive

Hey Groove Masters,Hope you are all well and practising hard!I’ve had quite a few questions about the bass I’ve been using in these videos, why I use it and what sounds it can make.So I thought I’d give you a very quick tour… In this video you’ll discover:Why I choose this bassThe one modification I have madeThe most important part …

Learn To Play The Bass Riff To ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’

James Eager Bass Line Creation, Riff Masters Bass Course

Hey Groove Masters,Well, yes, obviously that subject line is a little tongue in cheek… because all music is completely subjective!However, this was one of those bass lines that made a real difference to my playing.This tutorial is all about how to play classic riff from the song ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ by Ian Dury & The Blockheads. In …

How To Improve Your Left Hand Technique.

James Eager Bass Guitar Technique, Essential Technique Course

Click Here to Download the FREE Resources for this Lesson Hey Groove Masters,Ever been playing a classic bass line and just not been able to get it fast enough?Good Times by Chic or Come Together by The Beatles just doesn’t sound right when it’s half the tempo! As a teacher, I’ve helped countless students over come this… …and the great news …