Some of us had a really great discussion on here a while ago about the need for more resources to help with learning to read music.
Many of you expressed frustration with not being able to read, while in some cases, being advanced players.
Since then I have researched, planned and made a video course called, ‘Learn To Read Music For Bass Players.’
This course deals exclusively with learning to read music, but without beginner bass playing instructions.
The course starts with the very basics of reading music, and throughout the course you will learn all the skills needed to be an advanced reader.
The link below gives you more information about the course.
I am happy to offer a 10% discount for anyone on Basschat. Just send me a message and I will let you know the code.
I hope many of you find the course useful.
The trust has a page on Facebook if you want to follow it. I only discovered it today myself so cannot attest to it's content.
It is however running a survey asking for your thoughts and opinions on re-opening small music venues ,during this pandemic.
I thought it was worth completeing.
Pentatonic scales are great to use in your bass fills.
Here is a video lesson showing you the Pentatonic shape and how to memorise it around the fretboard.
I also give you five Pentatonic fills to use in your own bass lines and show you how to use them in a chord sequence.
Bluegrass is a style that needs a bass player with great feel and a solid sound.
Traditional Bluegrass would be played on upright bass but it does work on electric bass too, with the right approach.
Learn how to put this into practice with pivotal bluegrass bass techniques.
In the video you also get to listen to a full Bluegrass band covering a Union Station song.
In the lesson I give you techniques to help play and create your own Walking Bass Lines for Shuffle Blues.
There is also a Backing Track For practicing and a bit of Blues history.
This is suitable for anyone wishing to start playing walking bass over 12-Bar Blues.