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Groovy Slap / Hammer-on Exercize
A great excersize to combine both slapping and hammering
Basics · Intermediate · 4788 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/16/2002
 
Good Warmup
Just take it slow and your fretting fingers will be greatly improved.
Basics · Beginner · 2834 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/22/2001
 
Herd This One Day
Easy to play for biggners.
Basics · Beginner · 2323 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/16/2002
 
Chromatic Warm Up
For this lesson is important correct use of left hand fingers. First note f is 1st finger, next note g is 3rd finger, f# 2d and g# 4th, then f# 1st, g# 3rd , g 2d, a 4th etc.
Basics · Beginner · 1948 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/21/2002
 
What Time Does To Old Stuff
How does she feel?
Basics · Beginner · 4115 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/27/2005
 
The Pressure Roll
An explaination of the Pressure Roll using Geezer Butler-esque style examples
Basics · Beginner · 3143 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/6/2005
 
Dexterity Warm Up
An exercise designed to increase your finger dexterity and focus
Basics · Beginner · 2255 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/6/2005
 
Fast Slappin'
This exercise sounds more difficult than it actually is. For best results at faster tempos, pop using alternate fingers (I use my index for the notes on the D string and middle for the G string.) Play the open A as a ghost note.
Basics · Intermediate · 1942 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/15/2003
 
Somethin My Band Plays
This is just a lil bass line from a song me and my band wrote
Basics · Intermediate · 1864 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/22/2001
 
Basic B Flat Major
Basics
Basics · Beginner · 1733 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/24/2002
 
Tapping Lines
Another very helpful example which involves cross tapping. A somewhat difficult technique to master, however, once achieved, it will open up a new dimension to the art of the tapping technique on the bass guitar.
Basics · Advanced · 1627 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/3/2001
 
Basic F Major
Basics
Basics · Beginner · 1582 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/24/2002
 
Bebop G Minor (mode 2)
Fun ride in G minor mode 2 simple and it feels good
Basics · Intermediate · 1566 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/3/2005
 
Little Fun Scale
Play with the tempo
Basics · Intermediate · 1527 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/11/2003
 
Really Simple
EZ
Basics · Beginner · 1467 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/20/2003
 
Finger Stretching
A bassline for stretching your left hand fingers.
Basics · Beginner · 1411 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/20/2003
 
Basic A Flat Major
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Basics · Beginner · 1403 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/24/2002
 
Hammer Groove
This is a simple line to get used to hammering and pulling off to keep the sound flowing, sounds very simple but some people have trouble making hammer-ons flow
Basics · Beginner · 1394 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/12/2001
 
More Slap3
Again use hammer ons and pull offs the 7-5, 5-7, 5-6, and 7-6
Basics · Intermediate · 1382 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/23/2001
 
Bass Riff #3
Another piece. another mind bend. I'm no teacher by any means so don't think off my lessons as such. They are just riffs I've used with my old band. Hope you enjoy
Basics · Beginner · 1367 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/7/2004
 
Warm-up
Its a warm up wich u can use to develop some elasticity on your fingers, its a good start. Btw, is my first lesson :)
Basics · Beginner · 1317 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/4/2003
 
Octave Jump
Start out slow then speed it up have fun
Basics · Intermediate · 1308 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/29/2001
 
Simple Blues Line
This is a simple blues line I know. Sounds neat, and easy to learn.
Basics · Beginner · 1305 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/1/2006
 
Simple Chords Using Roots
A simple lesson on how to play with chords
Basics · Beginner · 1266 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/21/2005
 
Basic G Flat Major
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Basics · Beginner · 1151 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/24/2002
 
Little Warmup Thing
Just a little walk up/down warm up thing i use
Basics · Intermediate · 1125 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/16/2003
 
A Stretchy One
Here is a little warm-up I like to loosen up the left hand fingers
Basics · Beginner · 1015 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/21/2007
 
My First Thing
Yea i wrote this
Basics · Beginner · 1008 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/4/2003
 
Fuzz Solo
29. Fuzz Solo (#20301)
by Chris Barry (321)
Cool solo that is fun to play
Basics · Beginner · 1007 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/3/2006
 
Easy Tap
30. Easy Tap (#21461)
by Nick Stone (239)
I'm just starting to have a go at two handed tapping.So this is not very technical or difficult.If you're new to tapping too, hopefully you'll find it helpful,and easy to get started with.
Basics · Intermediate · 953 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 9/20/2006
 
Draped In Satin, Doused In Oil
Set in sand. Little "medieval" thing Im working on, partly CTTS influenced.
Basics · Intermediate · 878 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/3/2006
 
Short Shred
A short shred
Basics · Intermediate · 856 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/16/2005
 
Mirror
33. Mirror (#21938)
by Matt Mchone (299)
Simple groove
Basics · Beginner · 770 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 12/30/2006
 
Solo Variation
Simple Rock-ish Song.
Basics · Beginner · 746 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/20/2008
 
Pinky Workout
Play this at a tempo you can steadily play at. WOrk your way up!
Basics · Beginner · 736 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/24/2004
 
Hammer Strength Exercise
Just an exercise to develop left hand strength and dexterity.
Basics · Intermediate · 716 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 9/2/2006
 
Spider Walking
A simple spider walking exercise to practice using all your fingers. Get that pinky ready! Also can be hammered on if you feel like it.
Basics · Beginner · 3634 Hits · 4.92/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/2010
 
Warming Up With 1/4 - 1/8 - 1/16 Notes
I remember as a bignner it got a little frustrating going over scales when warming up to learn something new. This is just a riff to help with warming up using 1/4 1/8 1/16 notes. It can be looped to help get you into following a rhythm.
Basics · Beginner · 5404 Hits · 4.90/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2007
 
Beginner Fundamental Finger Movements
This may be one of the most fundamental bass lessons a beginning student should learn. It covers the primary finger movements. Three new pages!
Basics · Beginner · 6672 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 3/9/2004
 
Exercise For The Left And Right Hand
This is good lessons in to improve your left and right hand technic
Basics · Beginner · 9222 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 2/1/2005