Here is a video lesson on a classic Bob Marley song, I Shot The Sheriff.
This is a really nice reggae bass line to play, recorded by the iconic bassist, Family Man.
Click the link for the full lesson and free PDF download (there is a Tab version too).
I have been working more on my fretless bass playing lately.
This is the tune for ‘I Still Believe I Hear’ by Marcus Miller. I managed to get the section before Marcus comes in, to practice playing along with the cello.
For me, the cello and fretless bass in general compliment each other beautifully.
PDF available in the video description on YouTube. There is a Tab version too.
If you want to develop your fretless playing, I have a video lesson with three fretless techniques that will help you. That is also on my Greg’s Bass Shed YouTube channel.
What tracks do you enjoy playing along to with your fretless?
I have been delving into Ska lately, especially the earlier classic Ska/reggae crossover style.
I have found inventive bass lines, often using walking lines or arpeggio patterns. Some are pretty fast and tricky to play.
I have prepared this lesson of Five Classic Ska Bass Lines. These are some of my favourites and you are sure to have fun playing them.
Follow the link below for the full video lesson.
Enjoy, and I’d love your feedback on the lesson, or suggestions of other Ska tunes to teach.
I have put all of the supporting PDFs from my first 50 Greg’s Bass Shed videos into one document.
This resource includes bass line transcriptions, technical exercises, reading music and theory advice, help with setting up your practice schedule, and much more.
You can download this useful eBook, by joining my Mailing List. You will then be kept updated on any new videos, and resources from Greg’s Bass Shed.
The link is below.
I hope you get lots of benefit from this resource.