Volume 11

Fire On the Mountian - Grateful Dead

In this lesson, I will show you the bass line for Fire On the Mountain. I show this song in the key of E for simplicity and position on the neck. The original key, however, in B instead of E.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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