Rock Bass Course

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10 Lessons including Fretboard Skills, Rhythm Studies, important Rock Bassists, Tracks and much more!

Like all the other styles, Rock music demands a certain approach and to truly give respect to the style we need to learn of course all the basics of bass playing, but also what the pioneers played on their records, what scales used the most, wha kind of rhythmic approach the used, etc.

This course will give you exactly that, all you need to play in a rock band and also you will learn the approach of some of the best rock bassists in History.

Take the Rock Bass Course!

8 Lectures

10 Lessons

34 Topics

10 Classic Rock Bass Lines and Bassists

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Playlist: Rock Bass

Course Details

Finger Fitness: Fingers Exercises to gain fluidity, independence and strength.

Fretboard Skills: What Notes, Positions, Exercises, How to Practice, Triads, Pentatonic Scale & Quartal Approach, Blues scale, Major Scale and Intervals, Diatonic Arpeggios, Major Modes, Diminished Scale, Melodic Minor Scale, Patterns Application.

Rhythm Studies: Rhythm Exercises, Metronome & Time, Groove & Fills, Bass Line Improvisation.

Technique: Articulations & Dramatic Effects – Hands Position & Fingerstyle, Slides & Shake, Hammer On & Pull Off, Rake & Trill, Ghost Notes & Accents, Crossing Strings, Short Notes & Long Notes, Palm Muting, Rock Bass Tone.

Applied Harmony: Type of Chords, Scales and Arpeggios options over Major, Minor and Dominant Chords.

In the Style of: Bass Lines, How to play like them, How to steal like an artist – Adam Clayton, Krist Novoselic, Sting, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Roger Glover, Flea, John Entwhistle, Jack Bruce.

How to build a solo, Concepts, Enclosures, Ornaments, Phrasing.

Songs Related: PlayAlongs

Lesson 1
Technique: Hands Position & Fingerstyle
Finger Fitness
Fretboard Skills: Major Triad
Rhythm Studies: Half and Quarter notes
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: Adam Clayton – U2
Song Related

Lesson 2
Finger Fitness
Technique: Playing with a Pick
Fretboard Skills: Minor Triad
Rhythm Studies: Quarter and 8th notes
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: Krist Novoselic – Nirvana
Song Related

Lesson 3
Finger Fitness
Technique: Slide & Shake
Fretboard Skills: Half Diminished & Augmented Triads
Rhythm Studies: 8th and 16th notes
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: Sting – The Police
Song Related

Lesson 4
Finger Fitness
Technique: Hammer On & Pull Off
Fretboard Skills: Pentatonic Scale & Quartal Approach
Rhythm Studies: Triplets
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: Paul McCartney – The Beatles
Song Related

Lesson 5
Finger Fitness
Technique: Accents
Fretboard Skills: Blues Scale
Rhythm Studies: Syncopation
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: John Paul Jones – Led Zeppelin
Song Related

Lesson 6
Finger Fitness
Developing a Good Sound
Technique: Ghost Notes
Fretboard Skills: Major Scale and Intervals
Metronome Practice
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Song Related

Lesson 7
Finger Fitness
Practising playing live
Technique: Crossing Strings
Fretboard Skills: Diatonic Arpeggios
Playing with a Drummer
Groove & Patterns Application
Applied Harmony: Major Chords
In the Style of: Roger Glover – Deep Purple
Song Related

Lesson 8
Finger Fitness
Building Speed and Chops
Technique: Short notes & Long notes
Fretboard Skills: Major Modes
Time Feel
Groove & Patterns Application
Applied Harmony: Minor Chords
In the Style of: Flea – RHCP
Song Related

Lesson 9
Finger Fitness
Technique: Rakes
Fretboard Skills: Diminished Scale
Groove & Patterns Application
Rock Fills
Applied Harmony: Dominant Chords
In the Style of: John Entwhistle – Who
Song Related

Lesson 10
Finger Fitness
Rock Bass Tone
Technique: Palm Muting
Fretboard Skills: Melodic Minor Scale
Bass Line Improvisation
Groove & Patterns Application
In the Style of: Jack Bruce
Song Related

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