Short Burst Series – Developing bass lines

Welcome to a new series of short burst videos that give you an intense amount of information in a short space of time keeping the subject matter to one simple key for your playing. Don’t forget to take it at your own pace, pause, rewind and TAKE YOUR TIME!

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Creating bass lines and leaving space

It’s our two week break between 12 week courses, and we’re doing a complete redesign of the site! Please excuse a few features being down for a couple of days while we update everything, and enjoy the new videos we’re putting up this week before we start our next 12 week course inspired by all of your emails and comments this past week!

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Odd Meters – 7/4 Groove – Part 2

If you haven’t checked out part one of this lesson yet you can see Odd Meters – 7/4 Groove – Part 1 here. Whether you’ve been playing in odd meters your whole life, or you’ve never done it before, there’s something for everyone in this lesson. Starting with some basic ideas for internalizing the time, and then using a few simple harmonic devices to navigate through the chord changes, you’ll be up and running playing in 7 in no time at all!

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Odd Meters – 7/4 Groove – Part 1

Whether you’ve been playing in odd meters your whole life, or you’ve never done it before, there’s something for everyone in this lesson. Starting with some basic ideas for internalizing the time, and then using a few simple harmonic devices to navigate through the chord changes, you’ll be up and running playing in 7 in no time at all!

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Diggin You – Meshell N’Degeocello Time Feel

Meshell has to be one of my all time favorite bass players and musicians, and this video, which was one of the earliest I shot for the site, I take a look at her base line on the “diggin’ you like an old soul record” track, and show you how much of an effect it’s had on my playing and vocabulary.

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