LESSONS

A Fill That Fits… Anything!

Chromaticism… Tough word, but simple concept. Although, maybe not exactly ‘simple’ to execute elegantly. But here is a great place to get started – a cool bass fill that you can use with any chord…

Introduction to Slapping Your Bass

There are so many slap lessons out there, and many of them dig into tiny specifics for those of you who already master basic slapping. But if you’re completely new to slap, this is nice start…

Gary Willis | Right Hand Technique

Jazz Fusion bass legend, Gary Willis, found his own solution to the problem that occurs when ‘crossing strings’ a lot. He simply developed a new right hand technique…

Jaco Pastorius | THE Bass Lesson

Jaco Pastorius was a bass genius, who developed the very scope of the instrument. His style may be to your taste – or not – but his influence on the electric bass as an instrument is not up for discussion…

Quick (and fast!) Lick by Scott Devine

Scott Devine is probably the bass teacher in the world with the largest reach. He has put some serious effort into making quality bass lessons which obviously causes attention…

Focus | Solo Transcribing

Transcribing other’s solos is one approach to learn jazz improvisation. Yes, we get the irony of this not really being improvising, but the idea is that you learn directly from the masters.

Danny Morris | Leaving Space

Danny Mo  has one favorite musical component – a rest. Sometimes, leaving space for the other instruments is the most powerful expression a bass player has in the arsenal…

Scott Devine | Killer Chromaticism

Chromaticism… An easy concept to comprehend: half-step notes through and through. But a hard word to pronounce, and maybe a bit tricky to integrate naturally in your playing…

Omer Cordell | Slap Technique Approach

Omer Cordell explains how uses both his index and middle fingers on the right hand when slapping, which opens up some additional possibilities as opposed to only using the index finger…

Right Hand Technique by 10 Bass Masters

If you happen to be of a certain age, you may remember the amazing Star Licks videos from the 1980’s. Pristine productions and always featuring classy players with great hair days…