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Superstition - Stevie Wonder

In this song lesson, I will teach you the bass part to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". This part is fairly simple except for the chorus where the bass also plays the horn line.

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Volume 08

Song - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself (Again)

In this lesson, I will show you a simple slap and pop song by Sly and the Family Stone.

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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

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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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 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 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 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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