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Contrapuntal Concepts
What does contrapuntal mean? How can it be applied to the bass guitar? How can I use it in my music? Want answers? Come and get 'em.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 23241 Hits · 5.00/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 3/29/2002
 
Practice Funk Groove In C Minor
Here's a quick groove that is easy to play.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3763 Hits · 5.00/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 8/13/2005
 
Outlining Chords In 2 Keys
Outlining triads, you can master ALL the notes in IInd and IIIrd position.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 6211 Hits · 5.00/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2006
 
Pentatonic Practice
This lesson shows the relationship between the pentatonic major and the pentatonic minor
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7581 Hits · 5.00/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 10/6/2003
 
Autumn Resolutions
Not every measure needs to start with the root! Resolve 3rds to 7ths or 7ths to 3rds when fancy strikes you.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5281 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 10/13/2007
 
Big Arpeggios, Part II
Inversions of minor triads spaced widely make for excellent practice in shifting. Concludes with two etudes using various arpeggios up and down the neck...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5972 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 8/7/2002
 
Changing It Up
Examples of different riff ideas played over various chord progressions.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7883 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 12/5/2006
 
Arpegio Breakdown
Just an idea I had floating around in my head. Not really too sure on where to place it in a song. Maybe an Iron Maiden type breakdown?
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5459 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 6/22/2001
 
Mj7 And Min7 Inversions Combined
Combining the GMj7 and Amin7 inversions for an arpeggio exercise up the neck builds finger strength and dexterity. These are easily embellished for use in bass lines.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 4047 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 1/17/2001
 
Familiar Tune, Unfamiliar Twist
Please disregard the fact that I accidentaly made an exact copy of this bass lick in the Funk/R&B section. The difference is in the tiotle and font, but please dont get mad about it, it was just a mistake, I apologize!
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2003 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2004
 
SpeedBumps
Play the lowest note of each measure with a thumb slap. (Don't get a speeding ticket).
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2488 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2003
 
A Phrygian Melody In A
Some spanish sounding licks based in the Phrygian mode, key of A. Enjoy!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2241 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 11/30/2006
 
Left Hand Exercise #1
a nice way to warm up your left hand
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2145 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 2/7/2001
 
Artificial Harmonics
The rudiments of playing artificial harmonics.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 11934 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2004
 
Maj Scales In Tab
Just an easy way to look up the scales for htose of you who dont wish to bother with normal scale charts
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 8445 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/2001
 
Harmony Magic
Read this thoroughly and a bold new door will open to you regarding bassline harmony.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 5230 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2003
 
Red Hot Warm-up
This warm-up starts slow and ends in flames .
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2189 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2003
 
Modal Exercise
One exercise covering all the modes in the G major Scale
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 1744 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 6/5/2006
 
Pinky Workout
Ever want an alternative to scales as a warmup? This is a cool melodic figure that really gets your pinky in on the action.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1044 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 11/2/2004
 
Playing Around With The Blues Scale
A scale and examples of lines with the scale usage.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10133 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 10/13/2001
 
Tritone Substitution Intro
A brief intro to the idea of tritone substitution in studying ii-V-i's and rhythm changes.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5122 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 10/7/2005
 
Learning The High Notes
Once you've learned your first major scale you can begin to learn the notes far up the neck.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2421 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 10/9/2002
 
Diminshed 7th Chord
The diminished 7th chord is commonly used as a passing chord or as a chord substitution. It is easy to remember because its intervals are all minor 3rds.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2296 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 7/16/2001
 
Diminished Arpeggios
A little warm up with diminished arpeggios.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2179 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/1/2001
 
Phsycotic Chromatics
This lick/excercise really works both hands out like there's no tomorrow, and makes going up and down the fret board chomatically really easy.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2140 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2002
 
Jaco Style Arpeggio Exercise
This is an arpeggio exercise that I saw Jaco do on TV.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2140 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/4/2007
 
My Workout Routine
Scale pattern things to help improve speed and accuracy
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 1824 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 11/14/2001
 
Egyptonics
28. Egyptonics (#10265)
by Billy Rose (1215)
Something i thought might be interesting.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1730 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/9/2003
 
Slap, Pops And Mutes
A funky little tune using Slaps, Pops and Mutes.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1687 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/29/2002
 
Major 7th Arpeggios
Build finger strength, learn about inversions and have fun with major seventh chords in IInd position
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1421 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/19/2008
 
Funk Fusion Line
Just a small section of a fusion tune I've been composing.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1409 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/19/2003
 
Tapping Over 4 Strings
Tap over 4 strings using a simple major chord progression
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1009 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 6/12/2004
 
Diatonic Arpeggio Finger Builder
A way to really incorporate all your fingers in an exercise
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 906 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/24/2006
 
Tapping Line
34. Tapping Line (#17452)
by Sean Bowes (10)
This isnt a hard line at all. I learned it from my bass teacher. have fun and play with it.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 844 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/20/2005
 
Tapping Exercices
Exercises for those who want to improve the skill of 2-hand-tapping and add some more fingers to their current technique.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 4312 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/6/2005
 
DoubleTriads-Major
An easy fingering for shifting between double triads.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 4096 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/6/2003
 
Sequencing Scales
G major Scale sequenced in 3rds
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3114 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/2/2004
 
Triplets And Duplets
Simple introduction and explanation to Triplets and Douplets-subdivision by 3's and subdivision by 2's
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2936 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/13/2002
 
Apawp
39. Apawp (#19270)
by Alex Hnatiuk (496)
Just something
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2672 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/19/2005
 
Soloing Over Chords
Bass solo
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2069 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/3/2004