The bass part for House of the Rising Sun is as simple as it gets. But what's interesting is the improvisational possibilities that the harmony of the song provides. I'll show you how to use the harmonic minor scale along with the normal minor scale in A to improvise on this song.
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.
In this lesson I will show you how to play the riffs in Sabotage. This is an odd recording where its hard to tell if parts are being played by bass or a de-tuned guitar. The key of the recording is in Ab.
In this lesson, I will build a rock bass line for a simple progression and explore the style using driving 1/8 notes and some leading note approaches. Plus, we'll add some pentatonic riffs that you can jam with.
In this lesson, I will show you how distortion can affect your bass tone. Distortion pedals often imitate the sound of tube bass amps. I use a SansAmp Bass DI driver pedal in my rig and I will show you how it sounds with various settings.
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.
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.
In this lesson, I will teach you the bass part to the song NIB, by Black Sabbath. This was requested often on the site and I understand why. Rockin' distorted bass is awesome! I will show you the scale used in the bass solo intro so you can learn to jam on it the same way as Geezer Butler did on the one take for that part.
In part one of Van Morrison's Moondance, I'll show you a transcription of how John Klingberg plays the bass on the recording along with a somewhat detailed analysis of why certain notes are used with the harmony. This is a great lesson to help expand your walking bass line playing on such a well known tune.
OK, this is a long one! Pink Floyd is known for their long and interesting arrangements. I will go over all the parts you need to know to play this song but following along in chart will be necessary to make sure you don't miss a cue.