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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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Hey Ho - Lumineres

In this lesson, I'll show you the simple bass part to the Luminere's Hey Ho on the U Bass.

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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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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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Drop D Tuning

In this lesson, we'll explore an alternate tuning for the bass, drop D. In this tuning, the low E string is tuned down a whole step to D.

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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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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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The Joker - Steve Miller

In this lesson, I'll show you the bass part to the Steve Miller Band's old standard, The Joker. It uses the basic I, IV, V progression.

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