An Octave Pedal can really add an interesting effect to your bass sound. Whether that be to fatten the bottom end, create funky tones, or even produce synth-like sounds.
The MXR Bass Octave Duluxe pedal really delivers a variety of options. In this demo I explain the pedal controls and play with different settings.
See what you think.
The shapes in this video lesson will appear time and time again as you play bass lines. They include 3rds, 5ths and octaves.
I have used fret diagrams in the video and on the free PDF. These will help you to visualise and easily learn these shapes.
Click the link below for the bass video lesson:
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?