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Space Oddity - David Bowie

In this lesson we will explore Herbie Flowers bass line in David Bowie's first hit, Space Oddity. In memory of his recent passing, we can learn how to play this timeless song.

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Space Oddity Harmonic Analysis

In this lesson I will take a close look at the bass line Herbie Flowers lays down in Space Oddity and how it relates to the chords of the song. Its a crazy bass line that actually makes sense!

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Rebel Rebel - Bowie

Here's another song in tribute to David Bowie's recent passing. A straight ahead tune...

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Tequila Sunrise - Eagles

In this lesson you will learn a simple bass part for the Eagles song "Tequila Sunrise." Even though this part is simple, fundamentals of note length are important.

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Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles

In this lesson you will learn the bass part for "Peaceful Easy Feeling", a classic Eagles song in memory of Glen Frey's recent passing.

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Shut Up and Dance with Me

In this lesson we will look at one of the most popular songs of last year (2015), Shut Up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon. I've worked with these guys in the studio and share Kevin's love of P basses! Enjoy.

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Atlantic City

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.

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New Orleans Bass Line

In this lesson I will show you one style of bass common to New Orleans blues music. It involves a specific syncopated rhythm that quickly identifies this style.

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Song Forms and Structure

In this lesson I will go over some of the more common structures of songs, their parts and how they are often referred to. This is just some helpful information for those who are not familiar with terms such as verse, chorus, and bridge. I will discuss a basic pop song form, AABA jazz standard and verse refrain types of arrangements.

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Moondance Part 1 Van Morrison

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.

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Moondance Part 2 Van Morrison

This is the continuation of the lesson for Van Morrison's Moondance.

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