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I have played bass for 25 years. I have a B.S. in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Composition. View my lesson list sorted by hits.,

Stephen Potts has published 95 lessons, sorted by Title Style Level Date Hits
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top10logo.gif1. Essential Bass Patterns (#10981)
15 pages. This lesson covers the essential major, minor, 7th patterns that every bass player should know.
Rock/Pop Beginner 159756 Hits Last Modified: 7/4/03
listen.gif 2. Driving Basslines (#10659)
Formerly featured at ActiveBass on the main page, this 28-page lesson covers 27 moveable driving bass lines.
Rock/Pop Beginner 104619 Hits Last Modified: 7/24/03
listen.gif 3. !!! A Beginning Lesson !!! (#10633)
If you are new to bass guitar, (beginners only) this is a good place to start. Covers scale patterns
Basics Beginner 62520 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 4. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Few Riffs (#11053)
Learn how to build riffs from simple Motifs (parts). Each volume in this series will contain twenty play-along riffs and complete list of the 840 possible riffs from our motifs.
Theory/Reference Beginner 28914 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 5. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! More Basslines (#10814)
Twenty-four moveable 8-bar bass patterns with soundtrack.
Rock/Pop Intermediate 28192 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 6. ! ! ! ! ! ! A Little Bottom (#10631)
This is an easy beginner rock riff fresh from the lesson oven. Don't burn your fingers!
Rock/Pop Beginner 12562 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 7. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Look At Blues (#10616)
This lesson displays 45 blues patterns with comments.
Theory/Reference Intermediate 9215 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 8. ! ! Solo Insert#1 (#10630)
A section of this might make a good insert in a bass solo; or just use it for an interval study. It sounds really nice on a REAL bass .
Theory/Reference Advanced 7203 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 9. ! ! ! ! Spiderfingers! (#11704)
A 25 measure solo divided into two sections, because of the 16 measure limit at activebass. A slow and fast version is provided.
Electronica Advanced 6300 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 10. Powerlines (#10672)
New drumtracks added. Learn nine "power-charged" basslines.(10 pages)
Rock/Pop Beginner 6110 Hits Last Modified: 7/28/03
listen.gif 11. A Good Start For Beginners (#11961)
24 pages of beginning exercises for bass guitar, with example soundtracks on each page. The drumtrack continues another 8 bars, to let you play repeat the exercise.
Basics Beginner 4782 Hits Last Modified: 7/28/03
listen.gif 12. ! ! ! ! ! Rhythmic Madness (#10544)
This lesson explores rhythmic variation, with a funky but tricky tune. It's worth a try .
Theory/Reference Intermediate 3906 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 13. Finger Twister #1 (#10481)
Apply the permutations of numbers to a set of musical notes. 1234 - 1243 - 1324 - 1342 - 1423 - 1432 2134 - 2143 - 2314 - 2341 - 2413 - 2431 3124 - 3142 - 3214 - 3241 - 3412 - 3421 4123 - 4132 - 4213 - 4231 - 4312 - 4321
Theory/Reference Intermediate 2693 Hits Last Modified: 4/5/03
listen.gif 14. # Anyone For Key Signature Basics? (#11524)
Basic arpeggio Patterns by Key Signature for all major keys.
Theory/Reference Beginner 2453 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 15. Skill Builder (#10609)
This exercise covers intervals of 2nds,3rds,4ths,5ths,6ths and octaves.
Theory/Reference Intermediate 2427 Hits Last Modified: 4/19/03
listen.gif 16. ! Solo Insert #2 (#11018)
An interesting insert for your solos .
Theory/Reference Advanced 1735 Hits Last Modified: 7/11/03
listen.gif 17. BoogieBlitz (#10580)
A somewhat standard boogie pattern, which has been modified to avoid any copyright conflicts.
Basics Beginner 1685 Hits Last Modified: 4/6/03
listen.gif 18. BadBellBottomBlues (#10625)
Here's my take on a standard blues progression, with a bit more swing, but I still kept it on a beginner level.
Theory/Reference Intermediate 1584 Hits Last Modified: 4/19/03
listen.gif 19. TwelvePack Of Smooth (#10538)
Uses an ascending chromatic walk from the third of the chord to the new root chord.
Jazz Intermediate 1551 Hits Last Modified: 4/16/03
listen.gif 20. Wicked Triad Challenge (#10621)
Triad doesn't always mean "EASY". Good coordination is required to play this exercise right. Take the challenge.
Theory/Reference Advanced 1501 Hits Last Modified: 4/1/03
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