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First Class Funk Grooves
In this lesson I will present some good funk grooves, as well as slap grooves, chek it out!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 497901 Hits · 4.37/5 (845 ratings) · Last modified: 10/15/2008
 
Jazz #1
Some standard jazz bass patterns on these pages...14 examples in all!
Jazz · Intermediate · 304681 Hits · 4.55/5 (466 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2008
 
! ! Playing Melodic Metal
Multiple page lesson with hints and techniques.For beginner to intermediate bassist playing with a pick.Can help finger player too.
Metal · Intermediate · 189855 Hits · 4.74/5 (337 ratings) · Last modified: 6/7/2008
 
Approach Tones
Ever wonder how to create your own walking bass lines? This lesson demonstrates the basic concept.
Basics · Intermediate · 149834 Hits · 4.53/5 (415 ratings) · Last modified: 4/30/2000
 
Double Octave" Scales And Arpeggios
Everyone knows the pattern of how to play a standard major scale, but how many know how to do it in two octaves? What about playing an arpeggio over two octaves? Expand your range and dexterity with this exercise.
Basics · Intermediate · 138733 Hits · 4.28/5 (390 ratings) · Last modified: 4/5/2001
 
A Collection Of Hymns
14 pages of hymn melodies. Some (like the 1st one) will give you a moderate workout! These melodies have stood the test of time, so they're good to have under your fingers.
Christian · Intermediate · 137412 Hits · 4.21/5 (89 ratings) · Last modified: 2/11/2010
 
The Definitive Walking Guide
Walking is one of the true tests of bassists, and this guide will show you every aspect of building a walking jazz line from scratch. It also touches on how a bassist functions in an ensemble and how to direct the flow of a song.
Jazz · Intermediate · 131057 Hits · 4.75/5 (218 ratings) · Last modified: 5/4/2003
 
Spider (Left Hand) Exercises
A great series of exercises to build left hand technique.
Basics · Intermediate · 128483 Hits · 4.47/5 (201 ratings) · Last modified: 5/19/2000
 
0: (I got the Bass Blues)
Wanna play the blues,first you must listen to it to get an idea of how it sounds,now your ready to start playing.The main focus of blues is to have feeling in your music,play what comes natural.The Pentatonic scale,Practice it.
Blues · Intermediate · 126951 Hits · 3.56/5 (300 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2001
 
Modes of the Major Scale
Here's a discussion of how modes of the major work, as applied to the C major scale. It covers the modes using what is known as the "derivative approach", and is a good first step toward tackling this somewhat mysterious concept...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 123482 Hits · 4.71/5 (235 ratings) · Last modified: 4/25/2000
 
12 Bar Blues Ideas
A few ideas for 12 Bar Blues. Page 22 is the latest addition. Hope you enjoy.
Blues · Intermediate · 98437 Hits · 4.61/5 (174 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2014
 
Ska #1
12. Ska #1 (#11529)
by Greg Wallace (7283)
Basic Ska lines on these 6 pages.
Reggae · Intermediate · 88504 Hits · 3.91/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 7/7/2003
 
Evolution of the Jazz Blues Form
How did the blues get from the simpler, older forms to the 12 bar jazz blues of Charlie Parker's era? Four blues demonstrate an evolution.
Jazz · Intermediate · 75370 Hits · 4.43/5 (130 ratings) · Last modified: 4/3/2000
 
Melodic Minor Modes
An introduction to the Melodic Minor Modes.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 74698 Hits · 4.60/5 (55 ratings) · Last modified: 5/20/2000
 
12-bar Classic Shuffle
This is a great 12-bar blues progression, but you can play it the way more you like it, here are some examples. Check it out!
Blues · Intermediate · 72701 Hits · 4.54/5 (268 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2001
 
Playing Melodic Metal-Tome 2
This lesson presents different ways on how to construct your basslines.Or.....what to play on a composition your guitarist did.For beginner to intermediate players.
Metal · Intermediate · 68906 Hits · 4.64/5 (109 ratings) · Last modified: 11/7/2003
 
What 'Country Feel' Should I Use?
(Beginners can try this too) Sooner or later someone will ask you to play a bass line to some tune they have written, or heard & worked the changes out. First time you've heard it, so what line to play?
Country · Intermediate · 62069 Hits · 4.60/5 (104 ratings) · Last modified: 2/26/2001
 
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Funky Junky
Old school feel
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 53532 Hits · 4.21/5 (278 ratings) · Last modified: 6/22/2008
 
Soloing With Triads 2: Maj II-V-Is
Triads can move very nicely through II-V progressions too..
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 53373 Hits · 3.64/5 (132 ratings) · Last modified: 4/14/2000
 
! Cool Blues Run
Blues Bass Run
Blues · Intermediate · 53321 Hits · 3.95/5 (213 ratings) · Last modified: 8/16/2007
 
A Collection Of Hymns, Part 2
14 more classic hymn melodies.
Christian · Intermediate · 52023 Hits · 4.35/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 8/14/2003
 
Bach Suite #2 b minor - "Badinerie
This is the last movement from Bach's Suite #2 in b minor for flute and orchestra, done as a two-part invention. Learn the bass line, then mute it and accompany the melody. UPDATE: Includes link to MIDI file.
Classical · Intermediate · 51536 Hits · 4.65/5 (99 ratings) · Last modified: 5/30/2001
 
Walking Bass
Learn the basics of constructing a walking bass line.
Jazz · Intermediate · 49526 Hits · 4.11/5 (114 ratings) · Last modified: 3/6/2011
 
More Basslines
Twenty-four moveable 8-bar bass patterns with soundtrack.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 48902 Hits · 4.10/5 (60 ratings) · Last modified: 3/23/2004
 
Bluegrass Bass Line
Easy but fast
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 46542 Hits · 4.16/5 (82 ratings) · Last modified: 1/16/2002
 
20 Riffs For Position Shifts
A group of fun and easy riffs that focus on changing hand position on the neck. 20 pages!
Basics · Intermediate · 46252 Hits · 4.63/5 (68 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2009
 
City Grooves
Four pages of old-school style grooves - sped up a bit...
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 40811 Hits · 4.00/5 (97 ratings) · Last modified: 2/4/2007
 
12 Bar Blues
Teaches the Progression of the 12 Bar Blues. A basic yet important theory for developing music theorists.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 40781 Hits · 4.08/5 (80 ratings) · Last modified: 7/1/2004
 
Melodic Sorrow
For those of you who like melodic stuff....
Metal · Intermediate · 39857 Hits · 4.60/5 (214 ratings) · Last modified: 10/4/2003
 
Bach's Bouree In Em For Double Bass
An example of a classical bassline using J.S. Bach's Bouree in Em. Enjoy.
Double Bass · Intermediate · 37432 Hits · 4.51/5 (55 ratings) · Last modified: 2/6/2003
 
Single String Workout
To avoid position and pattern playing, try the single string workout!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 36704 Hits · 3.89/5 (45 ratings) · Last modified: 4/4/2000
 
Feeling Tense About Tensions?
Tensions can be a bit of a mystery when it comes to bass players. Here is a lesson on how to get them under your fingers.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 36236 Hits · 4.53/5 (49 ratings) · Last modified: 11/18/2000
 
Pocket Time
Roll up your sleevs, This is what bass playing is all about, NO frills NO flash. Just down in the trinches hammering out the bottom booty bouncing groove. Jump in ,Its POCKET TIME!
Basics · Intermediate · 35952 Hits · 4.27/5 (154 ratings) · Last modified: 6/22/2000
 
Getting The Most Out Of Rock N Roll
This lesson, teaches basic runs and fills for early Rock N Roll/Rockabilly style music. A lot of what is taught can be used in modern music also.
Basics · Intermediate · 35902 Hits · 4.61/5 (71 ratings) · Last modified: 12/24/2000
 
Bass Licks
Bass licks.....same as old but not much info just the licks. sorry i erased the last one.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 35481 Hits · 4.46/5 (28 ratings) · Last modified: 10/25/2001
 
Funk Bass For Amatures
A little funky somethin' that sounds sort of like the Seinfeld theme.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 33949 Hits · 3.47/5 (109 ratings) · Last modified: 12/16/2002
 
Metal Solo
A very nice solo
Metal · Intermediate · 33083 Hits · 3.34/5 (126 ratings) · Last modified: 8/14/2003
 
A Little Latin
Ten pages of Latin grooves in this lesson!
World · Intermediate · 32393 Hits · 4.00/5 (37 ratings) · Last modified: 6/7/2009
 
60's British Style 12 Bar Blues
Blues in the style of Led Zep's John Paul Jones Added new page.
Blues · Intermediate · 32315 Hits · 4.77/5 (122 ratings) · Last modified: 8/7/2005
 
Mask Of The Archangel
Two basslines, lead and rythmic, giving a melodic overfeel!Loopable!
Metal · Intermediate · 32295 Hits · 4.81/5 (123 ratings) · Last modified: 3/8/2004