Bass Learning Tracks at ActiveBass

  • Beginner Bass

    Where to start, how to buy a bass, tuning, first scales, first lines, and more
  • Intermediate Bass

    Techniques, soloing, scales & modes, fretless, walking, and genre-specific lessons
  • Advanced Bass

    Advanced genre-specific & conceptual lessons, and some signature bass lines

New or Updated Bass Lessons

Running The Neck - Major Scales
Major scale inversions up and down the neck for 5 different keys. Pages 6-10 use the scales for more challenging runs. Start at 80 bpm, and work your way up to 140 bpm (or more).
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 7366 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/1/2014
 
The Importance Of Space
Knowing when to play less, or not at all, can often make for a louder musical statement.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10209 Hits · 4.89/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2014
 
12 Bar Blues Ideas
A few ideas for 12 Bar Blues. Page 22 is the latest addition. Hope you enjoy.
Blues · Intermediate · 95418 Hits · 4.61/5 (173 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2014
 
Tap In Emaj
Tapping exercise
Alternative · Advanced · 3377 Hits · 4.04/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 3/7/2014
 
What? More Funk?
More funky funky lines with some hammer-on's off. Sounds kinky...
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 9578 Hits · 4.05/5 (131 ratings) · Last modified: 12/8/2013
 
O Come O Come Emmanuel
A favorite Christmas Carol of mine.
Christian · Intermediate · 6601 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2013
 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Another favorite Christmas song.
Christian · Intermediate · 5816 Hits · 5.00/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 12/1/2013
 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
More 19th century Christmas classics
Classical · Advanced · 2399 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/27/2013
 
Hyway To Heaven
All who ask ...receive
Christian · Intermediate · 5190 Hits · 4.56/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 10/7/2013
 
Easy Slap Groove
This is a very common slap line, which can be helpful for those who want to master this style. Start playing it the way you listen it here, then add the ghost notes and feelings.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 16579 Hits · 4.31/5 (108 ratings) · Last modified: 9/18/2013
 
How To Practice For Your Ears
Here is a way to Practice your Scales using the Modes. This will help you 'Train & Develop' your Musical Ear! These exercises will also get your fingers moving over most of the Fret-Board. Try it, and see how you like it! :^D
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 37402 Hits · 4.72/5 (65 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2013
 
Jazz Chord Progression
Jazz Chords: Where do the Notes come from? This is something that I have been wondering about for some time now. I have done some research. Let me share with you, what I have found out about this! :^)
Jazz · Beginner · 61287 Hits · 4.64/5 (107 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2013
 
Latin Grooves
Fun Latin Grooves
World · Intermediate · 9783 Hits · 4.50/5 (36 ratings) · Last modified: 3/11/2013
 
Thinking Out Loud- Part Five
Continuing to store ideas as they come. Page eleven is the latest.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 8385 Hits · 4.13/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 12/8/2012
 
Walking Through Two Octaves
This is something to get you started on the upper registers of the neck A very cool walking bass line, keep it moving playing it over and over add your own ideas
Blues · Beginner · 3914 Hits · 3.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 11/25/2012
 
Zydeco, I Gar-ron-tee
A bit of Cajun flavoring for y'all...
World · Intermediate · 5661 Hits · 4.82/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 9/10/2012
 
A Good Version Of Fur Elise
I saw some other versions of this song on this site, but I decided to make a new one because some of the others were just for right hand, I combine both the right and left hand parts together in this one. Enjoy
Classical · Advanced · 12101 Hits · 4.50/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2012
 
Oriental Feel
Oriental lick
Metal · Advanced · 2406 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 6/20/2012
 
ALL: WHITE STONE NAMING
The full version of song I wrote. The 2nd sequence is intended for lead guitar.
Experimental · Intermediate · 1260 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 6/8/2012
 
Sweetness
20. Sweetness (#17067)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Another great roadmap! Sweet grove
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 31807 Hits · 4.33/5 (121 ratings) · Last modified: 6/2/2012
 
Trading My Sorrows
Some line ideas for the popular A-D-F#m-E chord progression.
Christian · Advanced · 16471 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/2012
 
Funky Groove
Just a short repetitive groove I came up with in the style of James Brown. Enjoy!
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 2121 Hits · 4.43/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 5/2/2012
 
Upbeat Review
I created this bass line using letters in the order they appeared in a written document, so my ability to arrange them was limited. It provided quite a challenge!
Experimental · Beginner · 639 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/30/2012
 
Stranger - A Verse
The verse of "Stranger" (originally "Stranac") of the croatian band ORCA.
Metal · Advanced · 1285 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/23/2012
 
Kimi Ga Yo
25. Kimi Ga Yo (#24902)
by Damir Vajdic (44)
The Melody of "Kimi Ga Yo", the national anthem of Japan. With a length of 11 measures and 32 characters it is one of the world's shortest national anthems.
World · Beginner · 546 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/22/2012
 
HoRRoR
I was trying to come up with a scary bass line. This is what I came up with, sounds original but I really like playing this. Please feel free to leave any feedback.
Experimental · Intermediate · 4093 Hits · 4.19/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2012
 
Epic Fusion
Metal riff to riff on....enjoy riffing this riff
Metal · Intermediate · 1058 Hits · 1.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/27/2012
 
Finger Funk
These are tabs of finger funk exercises from a favorite Youtube lesson back in 2010.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3526 Hits · 3.73/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2012
 
Heavy Punk Verse With Chorus
Simple verse with chorus. Loop: Once!!!!
Punk · Beginner · 6222 Hits · 4.36/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/17/2011
 
Assorted Christmas Carols
Five Christmas Carols to put you in a holiday mood while giving your fingers a good workout!
Christian · Intermediate · 31430 Hits · 4.07/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 12/9/2011
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Merry Christmas!
Christian · Beginner · 4534 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 12/9/2011
 
Joy To The World
Merry Christmas! Now, about those presents that I haven't received yet...
Christian · Intermediate · 4677 Hits · 4.27/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/9/2011
 
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! He Reigns
Zooming, try to keep up
Christian · Intermediate · 23463 Hits · 4.30/5 (109 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2011
 
Jazzy The Cat
Rip
Jazz · Intermediate · 1568 Hits · 3.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/14/2011
 
12 Bar Jazz
35. 12 Bar Jazz (#20866)
by Dan Gable (7936)
12 bar jazz
Jazz · Intermediate · 12924 Hits · 4.19/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2011
 
Pepper
Nice tune!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 7861 Hits · 4.94/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 9/29/2011
 
Dont Know Much
Song from graham murray and the rusty strings
Country · Intermediate · 878 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 9/13/2011
 
FANIA LATIN JAZZ LINE
The Fania All Stars were a '70 Latin Jazz group this line was a standard in their style.
Jazz · Beginner · 1118 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/3/2011
 
Blues In Eb
39. Blues In Eb (#24854)
by Dan Gable (7936)
A Blues Line in the Key of Eb or three flats
Blues · Intermediate · 1556 Hits · 4.17/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2011
 
Swinging The Blues
Swing Blues in the key of G.
Blues · Intermediate · 2058 Hits · 3.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/13/2011
 
What's Golden
Easy
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 591 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/10/2011
 
! Violent Peace
Cross between this and that
World · Intermediate · 15227 Hits · 4.38/5 (80 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2011
 
Blues101
43. Blues101 (#17758)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Laid back blues pattern>>>>easy
Blues · Beginner · 26018 Hits · 3.86/5 (63 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2011
 
C126 Trance
A simple C
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 538 Hits · 2.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/27/2011
 
Get Down
45. Get Down (#24423)
by Pat Wise (7543)
<<<<Easy Funk>>>>
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 2760 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2011
 
Fire
46. Fire (#24799)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Fall down
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 2424 Hits · 4.56/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2011
 
Feel Me
47. Feel Me (#24736)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Rotate a different fill
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 4555 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/19/2011
 
Left Hand Mute
Left hand mute>>> Easy
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 1698 Hits · 3.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/18/2011
 
Fly Me To The Moon
Fun
Jazz · Intermediate · 1941 Hits · 3.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 7/12/2011
 
A Possible Intro To Permutation
Just five notes can lead to many things.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 443 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/9/2011
 
Blues Ostinata For Two Basses
A little challenging on the second part, it is written in for the guitar. Main line pretty easy.
Blues · Advanced · 503 Hits · 2.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/7/2011
 
Bach Prelude In Cm Ending Solo
The ending solo of Bach Prelude in C minor. Perhaps the most difficult part, but a good exercise
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 1164 Hits · 1.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/25/2011
 
Blues Rock On
Four pages of Rockin Blues, A bass fill every second bar. loop 4 times>>>>easy
Blues · Beginner · 39354 Hits · 4.64/5 (108 ratings) · Last modified: 6/22/2011
 
An Evening At The Silly Old Opry Part 2
Simly put a two bass version
Experimental · Intermediate · 324 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/17/2011
 
An Evening At A Silly Old Opry
Not really that advanced just learn to slide likea good base runner in baseball, the tempo allows for it, which eliminates the need to tap.
Experimental · Intermediate · 248 Hits · 3.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/17/2011
 
Vibe For Jesus
Vibe for Jesus
Christian · Beginner · 1038 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/13/2011
 
Groove In B
57. Groove In B (#24773)
by Jelle Meeze (49)
A groovy groove in B, using raked muted notes.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 632 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/11/2011
 
! ! ! ! ! ! !area 51 Multiple Landings
You might like this one.......
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 6362 Hits · 4.61/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 6/11/2011
 
South African Style
Nice tune!
World · Intermediate · 4049 Hits · 4.38/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 5/30/2011
 
!!! ! MEGAN's Song
A lullaby for an angel.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 5377 Hits · 3.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/25/2011
 
A Little J.G.
A piece I've been working with from a J. Gwizdala lesson dealing with chord building, progression and phrasing.
Experimental · Intermediate · 949 Hits · 2.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 5/14/2011
 
Ask
62. Ask (#24746)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Play through and repeat
Metal · Intermediate · 1112 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/6/2011
 
Muggorskys Hut Part Two Heavy Theme
Written for two basses
Classical · Advanced · 347 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/30/2011
 
Muggorskies Hut Part One Intro
I utilized a faster speed to monicker the 2 4 time signature:
Classical · Beginner · 243 Hits · 2.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/30/2011
 
Passing Time
I wrote this about a hour ago. i was trying to come up with something that was good for finger work.
Classical · Advanced · 477 Hits · 2.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/29/2011
 
A-1
66. A-1 (#23996)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Sounds like? What is it?
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2174 Hits · 4.70/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 4/26/2011
 
16th Metal #1
4 pages of heavy lines based on 16th notes.
Metal · Intermediate · 10483 Hits · 3.57/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 4/6/2011
 
Walkin The Beat
A funky D
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1617 Hits · 4.29/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 4/3/2011
 
Karen's Boogie
This is what we went over today. its the first half of a basic 8 bar boogie.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 996 Hits · 2.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/24/2011
 
Skip Van Winkle
OK - maybe I'm stretching for lesson titles a little bit...but these are useful for working on skipping across strings! 7 pages of fun in all...
Basics · Advanced · 4922 Hits · 4.12/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2011
 
Walking Bass
Learn the basics of constructing a walking bass line.
Jazz · Intermediate · 49357 Hits · 4.11/5 (114 ratings) · Last modified: 3/6/2011
 
Rock Lines With Major Pentatonic
Use the Major Pentatonic Scale to make your rock bass lines sound more interesting.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 14827 Hits · 4.09/5 (45 ratings) · Last modified: 3/6/2011
 
Jazz Blues 12 Bar Progression
A fun 12 bar Jazz blues bassline I composed in Standard Notation and formatted it to fit the AB software. Set Tempo from 130 to 160 Set sound to electric pick or finger Set click to always and loop 4 times.
Jazz · Intermediate · 3654 Hits · 4.56/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 2/27/2011
 
12 Bars Blues Jazz Style
A twelve Bar Jazz Walk arranged without a chord chart to guide you. This was written in Standard Notation and a good tool in reading notation by note positions without relying on chords
Jazz · Intermediate · 11082 Hits · 4.56/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 2/27/2011
 
Canon Sound
Nice tune!
Classical · Intermediate · 5352 Hits · 4.82/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 2/17/2011
 
12 Measure Jazz
12 Bar Jazz Blues with Improv
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1951 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 2/9/2011
 
Line1
77. Line1 (#24716)
by Kyle Nahrgang (10)
Test line
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 518 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/6/2011
 
There Will Never Be Another You
Jazz walking using 2nds. A few changes from the real book. The real book is not always right for walking
Jazz · Intermediate · 727 Hits · 2.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/6/2011
 
Ostinato In G Minor
Just play it for warm up!
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 655 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/4/2011
 
Motion
80. Motion (#15515)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Bottom blues/funk. loop this forever
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 5437 Hits · 4.71/5 (24 ratings) · Last modified: 1/31/2011
 
Heavy Syncopated Line
A funk/metal line with some significant syncopation (which means the accents sometimes fall off the main beat).
Metal · Intermediate · 2571 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/14/2011
 
Straight Up
Start this one at 60 BPM, and work it up to 100 (or higher) for a good right hand fingerstyle workout.
Alternative · Intermediate · 843 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2011
 
Broadway Bass
Some Broadway-based lines that have me practicing again. They sound great in the acoustic setting. Page three is the latest.
Jazz · Advanced · 1175 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/8/2011
 
A Collection Of Folk Songs
Use these to practice or as "hidden" melodies for your solos! 21 pages in all!
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 114445 Hits · 4.69/5 (89 ratings) · Last modified: 1/4/2011
 
Birdesque Lines Over Dom7 Chords
Ok here are some of my own "birdesque" phrases that I play from time to time over dom7 chords if there is need for it I will do a detailed anaylis of how to apply them create your own and the choice of notes. Have fun!!
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 560 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 1/2/2011
 
Pedal Tones
Using pedal tones you can save yourself a lot work and still sound really cool!
Jazz · Intermediate · 6368 Hits · 3.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 1/1/2011
 
Stacked Min 3rds
Stacking interval leaps onto a scale can give interesting results.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 317 Hits · 3.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/20/2010
 
Nothing To Hand
Hmmm?
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 299 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 12/13/2010
 
String Skipping And Octaves
Playing octaves less conventionally. Check pages two to four for riff ideas.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 4105 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2010
 
Quick & Precise
A timing exercise using 8th & 16th notes - good for learning to play with a click track.
Electronica · Intermediate · 1312 Hits · 3.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 12/6/2010
 
October Tune
A song in progress.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 1154 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 12/3/2010
 
Epic Fail
92. Epic Fail (#24394)
by George Carr (157)
Something I wrote when i was bored.I like to pick it with my thumb and index finger.I still have another part to add.
Classical · Intermediate · 984 Hits · 4.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 12/1/2010
 
Rockbass101
93. Rockbass101 (#16057)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Pushin the Bar and pumpin out Eighth notes, Dm scale. D Dorian or D Aolian
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 15971 Hits · 4.28/5 (74 ratings) · Last modified: 10/24/2010
 
GMajor Arps
Practice major/minor arpeggios. It can help if you are getting tired of staying on 1 fret while everyone else gets to move around.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 529 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 10/23/2010
 
C Scale Triplet Excercise
This is a great warmup and also great for learning scales
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 953 Hits · 3.20/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/11/2010
 
12 Bar Jazz Blues
Negotiating a 12 bar jazz blues
Jazz · Beginner · 1382 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/10/2010
 
Let The Wind Blow
One of my favorite Dann Huff guitar lines, played on bass.
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 3848 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/10/2010
 
Shuffle It
98. Shuffle It (#18785)
by Dan Gable (7936)
A shuffle Bassline using all Dotted 8th and 16th notes.
Blues · Intermediate · 3762 Hits · 4.71/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 10/6/2010
 
An Easy Wow Your Freinds Slap
If u love to show off...
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 15987 Hits · 4.38/5 (118 ratings) · Last modified: 9/30/2010
 
DimGroove
New Groove to jam with. Guitarist, I think E Minor is the key that fits in or of course G major can be passing tones. Both E minor(relevant minor of G major) and G major are the same fingering.
Punk · Intermediate · 663 Hits · 4.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/18/2010
 
Pentatonic Minor Ex. GROUPS Of 4
A way to explore the neck and the scale system. Starting off in groups of 4 all around the neck to get familiar and comfortable with this pattern next lesson will be exploring it with intervals :D
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 562 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/2010
 
Da Groovy
Groovy :) Mixture of D major and G 7-enjoy! :)
Basics · Beginner · 777 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2010
 
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 · 3570 Hits · 4.92/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/2010
 
(Fugit)
104. (Fugit) (#23510)
by WAYNE ELLIOTT (21626)
Did you mean: I was homeschooled, musically ?
Blues · Beginner · 6730 Hits · 4.09/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/21/2010
 
Awesome
105. Awesome (#15903)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Try this, loop around for max effect, disregard the bar lines too.
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 15234 Hits · 3.95/5 (44 ratings) · Last modified: 8/15/2010
 
!Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
Follow the manual please and repeat.
Christian · Intermediate · 9034 Hits · 4.31/5 (45 ratings) · Last modified: 8/15/2010
 
Beautiful One
Based on the recording from the worshiptogether.com album "Here I Am To Worship"
Christian · Expert · 1471 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2010
 
Still Standing
From the Israel Houghton and New Breed album "Alive In South Africa"
Christian · Expert · 1485 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/11/2010
 
Stand Up And Give Him The Praise
Based on the popular recording from Paul Wilbur album "Shalom Jerusalem"
Christian · Expert · 1082 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 8/10/2010
 
This Is How We Overcome
Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong Music Australia album "By Your Side"
Christian · Expert · 1584 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2010
 
Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is
Based on the recording from the Passion album "Awakening" featuring Chris Tomlin
Christian · Expert · 2223 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 8/6/2010
 
Wonderful God
Based on the recording from the Paul Baloche album "Glorious"
Christian · Expert · 561 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 8/6/2010
 
All To You
Based on the recording from the Vertical Music album "All To You" featuring Lincoln Brewster
Christian · Expert · 676 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 8/4/2010
 
A New Hallelujah
Based on the recording from the Paul Baloche album "Glorious"
Christian · Expert · 2594 Hits · 4.33/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2010
 
A New Hallelujah
Based on the popular recording from the Michael W. Smith album "A New Hallelujah"
Christian · Expert · 559 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 7/28/2010
 
Bass Duet
116. Bass Duet (#24619)
by Jim Oneill (3012)
Attention: Must have two bass players.
Experimental · Intermediate · 1284 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2010
 
Jaco`s Cha Cha Cha
This is another lesson from Jaco. One of his most memorable fast samba bass lines.
Other · Intermediate · 873 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/20/2010
 
All Our Yesterdays
A riff of the pre-chorus of this tune by my band.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 420 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/18/2010
 
Ex.19 Modern Electric Bass
Transcribed then tabbed from program just like last one for all of you lucky folk out there :)
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 476 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/18/2010
 
Jacos Example 18 From Modern Electric Ba
As transcribed from the program
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 736 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/17/2010
 
Song 2 Verse
A verse type line
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 234 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 7/15/2010
 
Intro Riff For Song 2
Something easy for a pop punk band I am playing in.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 273 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 7/15/2010
 
84-Slap
123. 84-Slap (#24601)
by Jim Oneill (3012)
Slap happy tune.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 1073 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/10/2010
 
Rat
124. Rat (#24607)
by Earl Johnson (14)
A very simple reggae bassline...but has good vibes!!!
Reggae · Beginner · 1043 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/30/2010
 
Applying 3-Note Chords - Canon In D
Here is a simple method to learning 3-note major and minor chords on the bass and using them in a song.
Classical · Intermediate · 6380 Hits · 4.62/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 6/26/2010
 
The Four Chord Rock Anthem
What to do with a four-chord rock tune? Here's what I do with Pelican Railroad's signature original, "Hey Hey Jerry." YouTube video included.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 2222 Hits · 4.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 6/24/2010
 
Jack Bruce
Is typical of bruces support during Eric Claptons guitar solo on the slow blues "Sleepy Time Time"
Blues · Beginner · 803 Hits · 3.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 6/20/2010
 
Crush
Get those heads banging!
Metal · Advanced · 2828 Hits · 4.00/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 6/19/2010
 
Intended Copy
Altered the bassline slightly.
Other · Beginner · 977 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 6/9/2010
 
70s Soul/jazz
Just play and enjoy!
Jazz · Beginner · 694 Hits · 2.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/6/2010
 
! + Satan's Fall
I've fallin and I can't get up
Metal · Intermediate · 23370 Hits · 4.18/5 (55 ratings) · Last modified: 6/5/2010
 
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Coasting
Peddle for fun
Metal · Beginner · 22059 Hits · 4.33/5 (107 ratings) · Last modified: 6/5/2010
 
70s Funk
133. 70s Funk (#24595)
by Farhad Vaziri (605)
I think funky!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 714 Hits · 4.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/3/2010
 
Mutifunk
134. Mutifunk (#24592)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Mute those notes
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 3354 Hits · 4.85/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 6/1/2010
 
Answer For A Friend (pat Wise)
I think we can!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 391 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/31/2010
 
Super Funky
Simple use of pentatonic in A minor!
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 851 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/2010
 
Let Ring With 5/8 Feel
Let G and D and A strings ring together! And you must play it with 1 2 3 4 count!
Experimental · Advanced · 307 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/28/2010
 
Sentence Periodic
In this software we can`t write correctly our idea but when you listen to this pattern, you can hear different feeling. you must count:123 123 12 yes 8/8 feel! Cheers!
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 281 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/27/2010
 
Sunday Muffin
Corn Muffins
Other · Beginner · 392 Hits · 2.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 5/23/2010
 
Amasing Grace (Funky)
Funky baseline I heard. I've shown each phrase only once but some are worth repeating. eg bars 1-2 x3, 3-4 x1, 5-6 x2, 7-8 x1.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 515 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2010
 
Persian Story 2
In this lick i use(HOMAYUN)one of the Iranian modes.it`s looks like minor harmonic but alittle different!
World · Intermediate · 1323 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2010
 
Ferns
142. Ferns (#23559)
by WAYNE ELLIOTT (21626)
"CLUB" sandwich.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 2829 Hits · 4.43/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2010
 
! !Ode To Mememolly
Popping tune
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 25015 Hits · 3.29/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 5/15/2010
 
Persian Story
My band bass line!
World · Advanced · 684 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/13/2010
 
Panda
145. Panda (#23486)
by WAYNE ELLIOTT (21626)
Jazz line
Jazz · Beginner · 10809 Hits · 4.55/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
I'm Not Ashamed
Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong United album "All of the Above"
Christian · Expert · 1564 Hits · 4.46/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises
Based from the Hosanna! music album "Offering of Worship" featuring Paul Baloche
Christian · Expert · 3347 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
All Praise And Honor
Based on the popular recording from the Paul Baloche album "Offering of Worship"
Christian · Expert · 1027 Hits · 4.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
Our God Saves
Based on the recording from the Paul Baloche album "Our God Saves"
Christian · Expert · 6394 Hits · 4.20/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
All Day
150. All Day (#24396)
by Joselito Reyes (2863)
Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong United album "I Heart Revolution"
Christian · Expert · 1359 Hits · 4.92/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name
Based on the popular recording from the Hosanna Music album "You are My All in All"
Christian · Expert · 999 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
Faith
152. Faith (#24378)
by Joselito Reyes (2863)
Lively Latin Groove - Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong album "For This Cause"
Christian · Expert · 2454 Hits · 4.54/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
You're Worthy Of My Praise
Based on the popular recording from the Passion album "Better is One Day"
Christian · Expert · 1484 Hits · 4.78/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
My Reward
Based on the popular recording from the Paul Baloche album "Offering of Worship"
Christian · Expert · 787 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
Everyday
Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong album "Everyday"
Christian · Expert · 3865 Hits · 4.90/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
Friend Of God
Based on the popular recording from the Hosanna Music album "Lakewood Live: Cover the Earth"
Christian · Expert · 3923 Hits · 4.38/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
One Way
157. One Way (#24375)
by Joselito Reyes (2863)
Driving Rock - Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong album "For All You've Done"
Christian · Expert · 2059 Hits · 4.73/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2010
 
Only A God Like You
Based on the recording from the Tommy Walker album "Never Gonna Stop"
Christian · Expert · 717 Hits · 4.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2010
 
Before Me
159. Before Me (#17682)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Before me. D Dorian scale also related to the A minor Aeolian mode
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 13286 Hits · 4.35/5 (49 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2010
 
Funky Fingerstyle Solo
16th note fun with plenty of homage to Jaco
Funk/R&B · Advanced · 954 Hits · 3.80/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 4/22/2010
 
Groove (basement Blues)
Just a Groove
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 932 Hits · 3.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2010
 
Autumn Leaves
162. Autumn Leaves (#23620)
by Dan Gable (699)
A Bassline I composed for autumn leaves. It is not my full composition due to the limits on the line builder. If you want to hear my pro recording go to www.soundclick.com/gabwell
Jazz · Intermediate · 1947 Hits · 3.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2010
 
C Note Blues
163. C Note Blues (#24567)
by Dan Gable (699)
C note blues
Blues · Intermediate · 3217 Hits · 4.45/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 4/7/2010
 
AFD
164. AFD (#24566)
by Dan Gable (699)
A simple jazz bassline
Jazz · Intermediate · 2128 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 4/4/2010
 
I IV V Blues Progression A Major
A 12 bar blues progression in A Major with 7th chords.
Blues · Beginner · 2119 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 3/24/2010
 
I IV V Chord Progression G Major
First line I`ve made using this site and my first chord progression in general. Any criticism is welcome. Thanks
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 629 Hits · 4.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 3/24/2010
 
Rock_1
167. Rock_1 (#24560)
by Mike Nunez (29)
Just for fun, no reason to rate it
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 530 Hits · 3.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2010
 
Running The Neck - Blues Scales
Blues scales the length of the neck in 5 keys. Start at 80 bpm and work your way up to 140 bpm (or more). Pages 6-10 use the same scales for runs up and down the neck.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 9487 Hits · 4.80/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 3/6/2010
 
Havona Turnaround Condensed Way To Play
The condensed way to play the infamous turnaround motif from havona (weather report) worked out by ear and the way id suggest learning to play it start off by isolating each part practice it SLOWLY and gradually up to 160 making sure its clean an tidy:)
Jazz · Ridiculous · 929 Hits · 4.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/1/2010
 
Major Scale Triads - Circle Of 4ths
Based on Laurence Mollerup's great lessons on triads. This lesson takes it a little farther, and runs through 8 triads in each scale of the Circle of 4ths. Pages 13-24 add more challenging bass lines.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 9306 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/28/2010
 
Today Is The Day
Based on the recording from the Paul Baloche album "Glorious"
Christian · Expert · 906 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/25/2010
 
Funky Position Shifting
Sometimes, simply shifting a line up or down a few frets will give you all you need - position shifts are a good songwriting tool (esp. for writing verses).
Basics · Intermediate · 2473 Hits · 4.00/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 2/24/2010
 
E Minor Grooves
Some groove thoughts in E minor. New is page seventeen.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 22804 Hits · 4.84/5 (50 ratings) · Last modified: 2/23/2010
 
A Pinky Workout [ Ring, Middle & Index]
When I first started, my little finger was weak and clumsy...especially with back to back notes with the ring finger. This helped.
Basics · Beginner · 6330 Hits · 3.58/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 2/19/2010
 
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 · 136607 Hits · 4.21/5 (89 ratings) · Last modified: 2/11/2010
 
Fuzzy B's Groove #1
This is my first crack at creating a bass line on this site but it may be a cool beginner riff. hope u enjoy it.
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 501 Hits · 4.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/10/2010
 
Making Walking Bass Lines Interesting
Here are a few ways you can make your walking bass lines more interesting, and help build your fingerboard fluency. Enjoy!
Jazz · Intermediate · 1223 Hits · 3.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/10/2010
 
Climatic Sorcery
One of my many senseless riffs
Metal · Intermediate · 1211 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 2/7/2010
 
Prelude In A Minor
A short prelude in the key of A minor
Classical · Intermediate · 1481 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/3/2010
 
Shape Shifter
Dark sounding intro
Metal · Intermediate · 757 Hits · 2.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/3/2010
 
R U In TUNE
Slide from the 5th to the 7th on every line & the last note of the run is a harmonic... Have fun!!!!
Other · Intermediate · 416 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/3/2010
 
A Little Stroll
Enjoy Your Stroll
Jazz · Intermediate · 451 Hits · 4.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/1/2010
 
Smooth
183. Smooth (#15315)
by Pat Wise (7543)
Based on dorian scale in A
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 7789 Hits · 4.33/5 (33 ratings) · Last modified: 1/23/2010
 
Funkwish Groove Solo
Solo that accompanies my Funkwish Groove lesson
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1056 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 1/17/2010
 
Funkwish Groove
This is a line that I wrote to the groove and beat of Stevie Wonder's 'I Wish'
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 4090 Hits · 4.88/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 1/17/2010
 
Cumbia
186. Cumbia (#24523)
by Felix Ochoa (2409)
This is a typical cumbia rhythm.
World · Intermediate · 1121 Hits · 3.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 1/16/2010
 
Hosanna
187. Hosanna (#24379)
by Joselito Reyes (2863)
Based on the popular recording from the Hillsong United album "All Of The Above"
Christian · Expert · 2370 Hits · 4.06/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2010
 
ODDS & ENDS
There's 11 of them! A pile of leftover lessons - stylistically, they're all over the place, but they're kinda fun...
Other · Intermediate · 7748 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2010
 
Polyrhythm
189. Polyrhythm (#24515)
by Adam Furay (1779)
Example of a polyrhythm
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 682 Hits · 3.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 1/12/2010
 
Sweep Tapping
Sweep Tapping, loop
Metal · Expert · 646 Hits · 2.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/11/2010
 
Donna Levi
191. Donna Levi (#24511)
by Adam Furay (1779)
My take on a jazz classic
Jazz · Intermediate · 676 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 1/7/2010
 
! TEAL Blues
Slightly off blues
Blues · Beginner · 4403 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/7/2010
 
Fallen Trust
This groove from one of my songs call fallen trust.
Punk · Intermediate · 726 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/7/2010
 
! + Critical Mass
Setting the stage for a chain reaction
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 17522 Hits · 4.22/5 (86 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2010
 
Excellent Lessons For Beginners 2
Hello! Part 2 of my lessons for beginners with more scales and arpeggios to master!
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 4978 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2010
 
Question Is!
Question is,why astinato make me deeper!?
Blues · Intermediate · 567 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/25/2009
 
You, You Are God
Based on the recording from the Hosanna! music album "Living For You" with Gateway Church
Christian · Expert · 1155 Hits · 2.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/24/2009
 
Falling Far From The Blues Tree
Fun & easy blues in E minor
Blues · Intermediate · 3801 Hits · 4.71/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 12/19/2009
 
Do You Hear What I Hear?
A Christmas Carol arranged for bass.
Christian · Intermediate · 2685 Hits · 4.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/18/2009
 
Drawing A Blank
This is my first lesson in about 2 years. here goes nothing
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 367 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2009