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Knowing Your Bass

In this lesson we will introduce you to the parts of the electric bass and how they function together to create the notes and tone of the instrument. This is the first lesson of the program and is intended for beginners.

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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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How to Use a Pick

In this lesson, I will show you the technique of pick playing; how to hold the pick and pluck the strings.

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Learning String Names

In this lesson I will teach you the names of the notes of the open strings.

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How to Tune Your Bass

In this lesson, I will show you how to use a tuner device to get the bass in proper tune to play.

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Controls Part I - Precision Bass

In this lesson, I will explain the controls found on a Fender Precision bass and how to operate them. These are the two most basic controls; volume and tone.

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How To Use An Amp

In this lesson I will discuss how to use your bass amp and cover the basic function of the controls.

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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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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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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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Notes in the scale

In this lesson we will discuss the notes and letters used to describe notes in music: A, B C, D, E, F and G

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Flats and Sharps

In this lesson we will discuss the flat and sharp notes are on the bass.

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Using a Metronome

In this lesson I will show you how to use a metronome to keep time when practicing.

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How To Read Tablature

In this lesson I will show you how to read tablature

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Wild Thing

In this lesson we will apply the skills we have learned in volume 1 to a simple song, Wild Thing.

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Muting Technique with Pick

In this lesson, I will cover muting techniques used while playing with a pick. There are some differences between this and muting while playing with your fingers.

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