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Josie - Steely Dan

In this lesson, I will show you how to play the Steely Dan song, Josie. The chart on this one is more complex with many chord changes. Its a great funk tune for the bass.

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How to Hold Your Bass

In this lesson I will show you how to hold your bass and place your hands in the optimal positions for finger playing.

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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 11

One String Octave Riff

In this lesson, I will show you a technique to build rhythmic riffs using one string and the minor pentatonic scale.

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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 11

ToneBone: UBass

In this lesson, I will show you the Ubass instrument, which is a very small acoustic bass that you can amplify. Its a great tone to add to your arsenal.

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Volume 12

Muted Thumb Technique

In this lesson, I will show you a technique for using your thumb to pluck the strings while muting the strings with your palm to created a dark, thumpy tone good for funk or reggae and even old blues.

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Volume 17

Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles

In this lesson you will learn the bass part for "Peaceful Easy Feeling", a classic Eagles song in memory of Glen Frey's recent passing.

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Volume 17

Atlantic City

In this lesson you will learn a simple bass line from the song Atlantic City, written by Bruce Springsteen as played by the Band and Levon Helms. The idea of note length is important to this recording.

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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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Building Bass Lines - Basic Funk

In this lesson, I will show you a simple funk bass line in E that can get you started exploring the rhythms of funk and how some bass lines can be formed.

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Lying Eyes - Eagles

I will show you the classic country flavored rock tune by the Eagles

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Wild Nights - Mellencamp Ndegeocello

In this lesson I will show you how to play the iconic bass line from John Mellencamp and Me'Shell Ndegeocello's hit "Wild Nights."

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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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Muting Notes with the Right Hand (Plucking Hand)

In this lesson, I will show you techniques for muting the strings with the right hand or plucking hand. These muting techniques are important for playing punchy and tight bass lines.

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Volume 10

No Woman No Cry - Marley

A simple reggae tune to play that is also a classic from Bob Marley. This version might be a bit out of tune with popular recordings as they are tuned non-standard.

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Volume 14

Hotel California Eagles

In this lesson, I will show you the bass line and chords for Hotel California. It has a reggae influenced rhythm and feel.

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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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Muting with Both Hands Together

In this lesson, I will combine the techniques of muting strings with both hands together. This is the complete muting technique that will ensure you don't have any ringing strings that aren't part of your bass line.

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Rude - Magic

I'll teach you how to play the reggae flavored pop tune by Magic. This is a fun and deep bass line.

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Volume 16

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

In this lesson you will learn the iconic bass line from Led Zeppelin's Ramble On.

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Volume 02

Song - Stir It Up (B. Marley)

In this lesson, I will teach you the Bob Marley classic 'Stir It Up' and explore the reggae style of bass playing. This song uses major triads as the foundation for the bass line.

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