Volume 03

Major and Minor Scale Review

In this lesson we will review the Major and Minor scales and learn a new exercise to incorporate into your practice routine. The exercise involves an alternating note method by playing in thirds.

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Volume 04

Creating Bass Lines - Basic Chord Tones

In this lesson, I will show you how to start creating bass lines using fundamental chords. Keep it simple using the first , third and fifth degrees of the major and minor scales.

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Volume 10

Extended Chord Forms - Tensions

This is the beginning of some advanced music theory lessons in the form of extended chord forms. I will talk about the '9', '11', and '13' chord tones or 'tensions'. This is an introduction to these concepts.

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Volume 01

How to Pluck the Strings

In this lesson I'll teach you the finger playing technique most common to electric bass.

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Volume 01

How to Fret a Note

In this lesson I will show you how to fret a note on the neck of the bass.

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Volume 01

How to Mute a Note - Left Hand (Neck Hand)

In this lesson, I will show you how to mute a note using your left hand or the hand that is on the neck of the bass. Muting notes is just as important as plucking notes, making for cleaner bass playing.

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Volume 02

Muting Techniques - Review

In this lesson I will review muting techniques for both hands and talk about controlling the length of notes you play using these same methods.

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Volume 5

Major Scale Exercise - Cycle of 5ths

In this lesson I will show you a Major scale exercise playing one octave major scales in the cycle of fifths.

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Volume 03

Modes and 7th Chords

In this lesson we learn how the 7th chords relate to the modes and apply it to an exercise that covers the entire neck of the bass. Each mode has a corresponding 7th chord associated with it. The exercise is built by playing the arpeggio for each mode ascending up the neck.

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Volume 5

Minor and Modal Scales in Cycle of 5ths

In this lesson I will show you an exercise to practice all the modes and scales you have learned thus far using the cycle of fifths.

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Volume 02

The Notes of the Neck - Frets 1 to 5

In this lesson, I will begin to show you the names of each note on the neck. To begin, I will show you the notes for the first five frets of the bass.

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Volume 5

Arpeggios in the Cycle of 5ths

In this lesson I will show you an exercise using the cycle of fifths to play arpeggios.

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Volume 02

Exploring Intervals : Octaves

In this lesson, I will show you how to form octaves from any note on the neck of the bass. An octave is a fundamental interval used all the time in creating bass lines.

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Volume 5

Major Scale in Thirds

In this lesson I will show you an exercise playing the Major scale in 3rds that can be used with the cycle of 5ths to build an exercise.

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Volume 5

One Octave Scale in Thirds with all Modes

In this lesson I will the ways you can create exercises playing each mode in 3rds across the cycle of fifths. By completing all of the modes this way, you will increase your dexterity and ability over the entire fretboard up to the 12th fret.

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Volume 5

Major Scale in Sixths

In this lesson I will teach you an exercise playing the Major scale in sixths.

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Volume 5

Connecting Modes

In this lesson I will teach you an exercise connecting all the modes together in an exercise that goes all the way up the neck.

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Volume 5

2 Octave Major Scales

In this lesson I will show you an exercise using 2 octave major scales. These scales require moving your hand position and can be more challenging.

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