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Bass Line Construction
 »  This is the first in a series of lessons whose focus is on constructing bass lines. The main series of lessons presumes a small but nonzero amount of musical knowledge on the part of the listener; mostly some things about notes and ... [more]

Part 2 - The Role of the Bass Line
 »  This is the first in a series of lessons whose focus is on constructing bass lines. The goal is to introduce players to the basic elements of music; to explain why the bass plays a particular note at a particular time and the effect that bass lines have ... [more]

Part 3 - Beyond the Root Note
 »  In this lesson, we're going to talk about using non-root notes to provide a motion from one chord to the next, which gives a song a sense of direction, and about some ways to make the bass line a little more interesting than a sequence of ... [more]

Part 4 - Chords and Bass Lines  5.0 out of 5
 »  In this lesson, we'll talk about playing notes from the chords other than the root notes, and about using them to construct bass figures that you can play over several different ... [more]

Slapping on Bass Guitar  4.0 out of 5
 »  This is the first in a series of lessons on slapping and popping on the bass guitar. It was inspired by discussion on the Usenet News group REC.MUSIC.MAKERS.BASS and will be distributed there and on The Bottom ... [more]

Slapping on Bass Guitar - Part 2
 »  Now that you've started to get comfortable with slapping, let's add popping to our bag of ... [more]

Slapping on Bass Guitar - Part 3  5.0 out of 5
 »  OK, you guys should be real good with the octave slap and pop, the pop and mute, and the slap, hammer, slap mute, so we'll get into some combinations ... [more]

Tapping on Bass Guitar
 »  This is the first in a series of lessons on tapping and related techniques for bass guitar. I hope to explain both the physical side of things, and some of the theory behind the notes. I'm starting from ABSOLUTE basics so it should be very easy to ... [more]

Tapping on Bass Guitar - Part 2
 »  The technique we can apply to this riff is "Double Stopping" - playing more than one note at once. Previously we brought two fingers of the right hand down separately. Now bring them down in exactly the same way, but both ... [more]

Tapping on Bass Guitar - Part 3
 »  In the previous lessons we've used double stopping to form chords. We have also considered moving the left and right hand parts further apart. We'll continue with this idea now by moving the two hands even more ... [more]

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