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Give It Away Now - RHCP

In this song lesson, I will show you the bass line from the Red Hot Chili Peppers song Give It Away Now, which uses a very distinctive articulation by Flea.

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Get Lucky - Daft Punk

In this song lesson, I will show you how to play "Get Lucky" on a 4-string bass. The original recording was made using a 5-string bass with a low B-string. So this lesson is an adaptation for players using a 4-string.

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Happy - Pharrell Williams

In this lesson, I will teach you how to play this popular song. Study this chart and then.... be happy!

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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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Don’t Let Me Down - Beatles

In this lesson, we will look at the Beatles song, Don't Let Me Down.

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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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Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson

By request, here is an old Joe Jackson song with some interesting harmony.

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Momma Told Me Not to Come - 3 Dog Night

In this lesson, I will show you the old school 3 Dog Night song that uses a classic funky bass line.

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Chord Progression - E to D

In this lesson I will explore a very simple chord progression, I7 to bVII. I'll show you how to form strong bass lines using roots and 5ths plus some of the scale tones of the mixolydian mode.

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More Than A Feeling Part 1

In this lesson will start learning the Boston hit from the 80's, "More Than a Feeling". I've done an exhaustive note-by-note chart for this song as so many have been interested in a real transcription of the classic bass part. Here's part 1 of 3.

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Shut Up and Dance with Me

In this lesson we will look at one of the most popular songs of last year (2015), Shut Up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon. I've worked with these guys in the studio and share Kevin's love of P basses! Enjoy.

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Song - Longview (Green Day)

In this lesson I will teach you how to play Green Days' Longview with its trademark bass line using the simple chord progression I to bVII.

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You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

In this lesson, I will show you the parts for the Paul Simon song that features a unique bass slapping sound. These parts are overdubbed on the record so its not possible to play them all together but we will go over each of them, including the solo break.

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More Than A Feeling Part 2

Part 2 of 3...

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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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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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More Than A Feeling Part 3

Part 3 of 3, done!

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Song - Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)

In this lesson I'll teach you the simple bass line for the classic song Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. The rhythm of the bass line is a fundamental pattern that is used in many musical styles.

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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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Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

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These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra

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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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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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Let Her Go by Passenger

In this song lesson, I will show you the simple bass line for 'Let Her Go." This is a great beginner bass line to practice with as is a great example of a solid and easy to play bass part from a popular song.

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Chord Progression (I, bVII, IV)

In this lesson I will teach you a I, bVII, IV chord progression that is used in many rock and pop tunes. I'll show you several patterns to start improvising with.

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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Van Morrison

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Day Tripper by the Beatles

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