Carol Kaye must be one of the most important female bass players ever. She has played on so many pop and jazz recordings during the years (more than 10.000) that it’s mind-boggling. Today not many young people know her, even though almost everybody must have heard her bass lines on the radio. In this interview [...]
Here is the third video in a series that is taken from Larry Graham’s instructional video called “Super Slapping Bass. In this part of the video Larry talks about effects, like the Juggernaut Fuzz (or Fuuuaahzzz as he calles it), The Jet Phaser pedal and the Big Foot. This is the tracklisting for this video: [...]
Here is the second video in a series that is taken from Larry Graham’s instructional video called “Super Slapping Bass. In this part of the video Larry shows how to play some of his trademark licks, some from his time playing with Sly Stone and some from his records with Graham Central Station. Although this [...]
If you are a beginning or intermediate bass player that wants to learn how to play blues bass lines, these are great video’s to start with. In the video’s by EasyBassVids you will learn the basic ingredients of a blues bass line and also get some tips on how to make variations to the basic [...]
Here is the first video in a series that is taken from Larry Graham’s instructional video called “Super Slapping Bass. In the first part of this video Larry shows how to play some of his trademark licks. Unfortunately there are no slowed down versions of his playing, but since the track only contains bass and [...]
Here is how to play the main slap bass line for Larry Graham’s Pow from the Graham Central Station album “My radio sure sounds good to me” from 1974. This is one of the slap bass lines that made Larry Graham famous. It is a very hard line to play at the original tempo, even [...]
The bass line for “Rock your body” by Justin Timberlake is one of the very few good bass lines of the last years. In an age where every bassline in modern music seems to be monotonous and bland, this bass line stands out with it’s superb feel and groovy timing. The basic pattern is not [...]
Now here’s a fun and very easy bass line for you to learn: The bass line for Superfreak by Rick James. Superfreak was a big hit for Rick James in 1981. The bass line became even more popular when MC Hammer sampled the bass line of Superfreak in 1989 for his best known single, “U [...]
Here’s how to play the bass line for Disco Inferno by The Trammps, both in normal tempo and slow tempo. Everyone seems to play this bassline in a slightly different way, this is my version of it. Recorded with a Signature J-bass through a Korg Pandora PX5 with no effects. A bit of history for [...]
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In this video bass teacher Dmanlamius shows to you how to play bass with a pick. Playing bass with a pick gives an entirely different sound than playing with the fingers. The sound of the pick is much more defined and edgy, but to play bass with a pick well does need some practise. This [...]
In this video by Youtuber SoloDallas3 you will see 100 of the coolest and weirdest guitars and basses ever. Some are great, some are weird but cool and some are just plain ugly. Most of them seem pretty uncomfortable to play, but hey, you got to sacrifice something for looking cool on stage right?
Here is a complete full length video bass lesson by Flea, the bass player for The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This video was made for buyers of Flea’s own branded FleaBass, as a starters guide to playing the bass. Since Flea is such a good bass player, even experienced bass players can learn a thing [...]
In this video Anthony Wellington teaches rhythm using the rhythm yardstick. The rhythm yardstick is a tool that Anthony came up with to help students with their rhythm. This exercise helps you to understand rhythm a lot better and to help you develop your sense of rhythm while playing the bass. It’s a great exercise [...]
Watch Victor Wooten teach his students the importance of timing their bass lines in this exercise taken from his DVD Victor Wooten Groove Workshop. This exercise will teach you how to develop your internal clock and to lock into the pulse of the drummer instead of focusing on the details of the drum pattern. The [...]
In this video interview Mark King explains some of his trademark slap bass and percussive bass playing techniques. The video may be old, but is still very inspiring for bassists trying to learn Mark’s slap bass technique.