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  1. How are your transcribing skills? I have put a video together to show you how you can start to transcribe bass lines yourself. If you have always wanted to transcribe but felt it is too difficult, then check out my lesson and start using the five steps I outline. There is also a free PDF with five very short transcriptions which your can go away and try and do yourself, then check with mine. You don’t need to read music to be able to start transcribing. Hope this helps.
  2. Great isn’t it. Probably the most useful scale for bass players.
  3. New video from my Bass Concepts Series. This lesson features an exercise based on the major pentatonic scale that will take you from low G to the top of your fretboard. This exercise will help you become more familiar with the pentatonic scale and also help you explore the fretboard. There is a free pdf download with the video.
  4. My latest video on how different techniques can help to compose authentic sounding Reggae bass lines might be of interest to some of the bassists on this thread. I have put a couple of backing tracks at the end of the video to jam to. I hope this help some beginner Reggae bass players.
  5. Cheers, glad you liked it. I had fun making the lesson.
  6. Glad you liked the lesson. I find that question and answer helps with structuring a bass line. You can use that idea for all styles but it works so well in Reggae.
  7. I don’t about you, but I think that Reggae has some of the grooviest bass lines there are. The bass is almost always very prominent and right in the pocket. I have made a video lesson to explore Reggae bass and to help you to start composing your own Reggae bass lines. There are a few techniques which can help you to make your lines sound more authentic. I have left a couple of backing tracks running at the end of the video and you can also download a free pdf in the video description. I hope this helps anyone wanting to start playing Reggae bass.
  8. Hey @stewblack if you are discovering Pentatonics then check out ‘Mojo Hannah’ by Elkie Brooks. The bass line is full of them. It’s such a great bass line too! You can pick up a transcription here if you need it: https://gregsbassshed.com/free-pdf-s
  9. Having problems understanding sharps and flats? I often get asked when is a note called a sharp and when is it called a flat. I explain the answers in this bass concepts video. There is also a free pdf with a list of key signatures and more information to accompany the lesson.
  10. Learn the whole bass line from ‘Right Next Door (Because Of Me)’ by Robert Cray. The original bass line is played by groovemeister ‘Richard Cousins’ and is played with great feel, right in the pocket. FREE Pdf download and backing track included in the video. Enjoy! Guitars by Nick Kendall Drum Loop by Ian Whitehead
  11. Having problems understanding 16th notes and how they work within different grooves? Find out how to nail 16th note bass grooves by subdividing and counting the bar. YouTube video lesson and FREE pdf.
  12. No worries. I think there is a free 24 hour catch-up for the masterclass. Good luck with the ear training, whichever direction you decide to go.
  13. @stewblack I second using the Functional Ear Trainer app, it’s brilliant. You might also be interested in this free masterclass on ear training that is happening this Friday. It’s hosted by a friend of mine and his stuff is always great. It’s free but you need to register for it: https://bit.ly/3ozK9sb
  14. New video from my ‘Bass Concepts Series’ featuring short bass video lessons. Learn the ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’ positions of the minor 7 arpeggio and why having these two options are useful when playing bass lines. Two exercises and a free pdf download come with the lesson.
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