Volume 13

Walking Bass: Intro

In this lesson, I will introduce the concept of walking bass and how you construct them out of chord tones, scale notes and chromatics.

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Volume 18

Dixie Chicken

In this lesson I will show you how to play Little Feat's Dixie Chicken, which incorporates the New Orleans-style bass part. The notes are fairly simple but the rhythm and groove are more sophisticated and subtle.

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Volume 13

All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox

In this lesson, I will show you the Postmodern Jukebox version of 'All About That Bass', featuring both 2-beat and walking bass styles.

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Volume 12

Tone Bone: U Bass for Funk

In this Tone Bone lesson, I'll show you how the U Bass can be used for funk and soul music, emulating the sound of a Precision Bass with flatwound strings and the tone controls turned down.

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Volume 13

Walking Bass: 12 Bar Blues

In this lesson we will dive into walking bass for a 12 bar blues in the jazz style.

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Volume 05

Song - Feelin’ Alright (Dave Mason)

In this song lesson, I'll teach you how to play the original version of Feelin' Alright by Dave Mason's band and his bass player. This song has a very simple chord progression, D7 to G7 (I7 to IV7).

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Volume 09

Mixolydian Mode - In Depth

In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at the mixolydian mode, its characteristic note and how it sounds when making music. This mode is used quite a bit in blues and I'll show you a blue note to use. It can be considered the major version of dorian.

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Volume 12

4 Note Chromatic Approach

In this lesson, I will show you a 4 note chromatic approach that can be used in funk and many other styles. Its a very common approach used in bass playing.

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Volume 11

New Orleans Blues Beat

In this lesson, I will show you a blues bass line in just one example of the style of New Orleans Blues. It uses the major pentatonic scale and a swing beat.

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Volume 12

I, IV, V Using Triads

In this lesson, I'll show you how the triads formed by the I, IV and V chords interact to give you bass line ideas and options for this standard chord progression.

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Volume 04

Simple Chord Progression - I, IV, V,  IV

In this lesson, I'll show you the very common chord progression I, IV, V, IV and explore creating bass lines for it using chord tones.

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Volume 11

New Orleans Blues Riffs

In this lesson, I will show you a New Orleans style blues riffs that use the major pentatonic scale and some blue notes.

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Volume 13

Walking Bass: Chromatic Approaches

In this lesson, I'll talk more about using chromatic noes to approach chord tones, with the emphasis on landing on strong chord tones on the downbeat of each change.

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Volume 17

New Orleans Bass Line

In this lesson I will show you one style of bass common to New Orleans blues music. It involves a specific syncopated rhythm that quickly identifies this style.

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Volume 11

2 Beat Pentatonic Riffs

In this lesson, I will show you several riffs that take 2 beats and land on the tonic on the downbeat. This can form the basis for some cool riffs you can use all the time. E minor.

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Volume 7

In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett

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Volume 04

Basic 12 Bar Blues

In this lesson I will teach you a basic 12 bar blues chord progression. This is a standard progression used in blues, country, and rock.

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Volume 4

12 Bar Quick Change Blues

In this lesson I will teach you a variation of the 12 Bar Blues often referred to as Quick Change blues.

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Volume 4

Minor Blues

In this lesson I will teach another variation of the 12 bar blues that uses minor chords as opposed to major chords.

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Volume 4

Basic Jazz 12 Bar Blues

In this lesson I will teach you a jazz variation of the 12 Bar Blues. This variation is based off of the Quick Change blues and uses a more complicated chord structure in the "turn around" section at the end.

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Volume 7

Low Rider by War

In this song lesson, I'll show you the bass line to War's "Low Rider" which is a great tune to jam on.

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Volume 7

Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream

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