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ONE FINGER (on his fretting hand) and THIS FUNKY?

In this lesson we have a very special guest and someone I hugely respect as a bass player, educator, and human being. None other than SBL’s very own Danny Mo Morris. Danny has been teaching here at SBL for over…

FAST and *easy* TECHNIQUE HACK… Jamerson used this!

In this lesson I’m going to teach you how to use “bounce points” to transition up and down the neck with amaaaazing fluidly… And get this, using this technique can make some of your bass lines, fills and licks WAAAAY…

Master the ENTIRE fingerboard with just ONE SCALE

If I was to tell you that there’s ONE scale you can use to play over major chords… minor chords… half diminished chords… get bluesy sounds from… and WAY more… I’m guessing you’d think it’s impossible, right?… just ONE scale?!…

The trick to playing BASS RUNS… SUPER FAST

Students often ask me how to get their super fast bass runs together… and I ALWAYS point them in the same direction… the exact same way I learned how to do it. In this lesson I’m going to show you…

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REVERB on bass?… 2 ULTIMATE tricks (plus one bonus tip)

Reverb… on bass… what??!! That’s what I would have said 10 years ago, but honestly, it happens waaaaay more than you think, and it can really enhance the sound of your bass tone if you use it correctly. In this…

Master THE NUMBERS SYSTEM (in under 10 minutes!)

I’ll keep this super short as I’m writing this from the middle of a studio session (with the one and only Gary Willis… WHOOP!)… so let’s get to it… You can practice your scales… practice your arpeggios… but if you…

The Number 1 Slap Bass Mistake… and 2 Exercises to Fix It!

In this lesson we’re going to be focusing on the NUMBER 1 slap bass mistake I see beginner and intermediate bass players making time and time again… You’re going to learn: Exactly what the number 1 slap bass mistake is…

Why you SHOULDN’T use the one finger per fret system!

I was just about to shoot out to the studio to do a session which was gonna take all day… but, I still wanted to release a lesson, so I hit record and filmed went “gorilla style”… hence why the…

How to solo on a II V I… LIKE A PRO!

In this lesson we’ve got a VERY special guest… Someone who in my opinion is one of the most talented bassists on the planet. Period. And if that’s not enough, he’s an amazing educator too. In this lesson he’s going…

DON’T think notes… think INTERVALS

Until I finally figured it out, I was constantly wondering what the great bass players are thinking about when they’re laying down some serious grooves, or busting out an epic solo… Are they thinking notes? Are they thinking patterns? Are…

The top 10 bass soloing MISTAKES

Usually in my lessons I tell what you ‘should’ be doing to get your bass playing to the next level… So, I thought it’d be fun for this lesson to switch that around and to tell you what NOT to…

Top 10 ULTIMATE bass guitar hacks… in Under 10 Mintues!

I thought it’d be fun to share my top 10 secret stealthy bass tips! ;) Here’s some of the stuff I cover in this lesson: The tea towel bass stand trick How to make your own strap locks (for under…

$5000 bass… and it needed a set up?!

In this lesson you’re going to learn why my $5000 bass still needed a set up… You’re going to learn a super quick and easy way to check whether your truss rod needs adjusted… (you don’t have to use any…

Is Talent a myth?!

In this lesson I want to talk about “talent”… and whether it’s actually a myth or not. Plus, you’re also going to see behind the scenes of some super exclusive footage of me hanging with Adam Neely (EPIC bass player if…

5 things *every* great bass player needs

=== Have you ever watched video after video on YouTube of bass players tearing up and down the fingerboard at a gazzilion miles an hour, improvising with ease over any chord sequence… And meanwhile, you’ve been left feeling slightly bummed…