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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…

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$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…

I’ve just bought this new effects pedal… and it’s AWESOME.

=== In this video I’m going to show you a new effects pedal I’ve just bought that’s been blowing my mind… I’ve been having so much fun using it within my practice time that I wanted to show you how…

*WHY* you should transcribe – from my hospital bed (seriously!)

=== So… long story short, I ended up in hospital. Boo! Nothing too serious, (I tell you all about it the video)… but while I was there I thought it’d be fun to film a brand new lesson for you…

What to upgrade first… your bass or your amp?

=== One question that comes up over and over is… “what should I upgrade first… my bass or my amp”? I have a really strong opinion on this topic – so if you’ve ever wondered what and exactly why you…

SLAP BASS… and my crazy fast triplet pattern thing…?

=== Ok… let’s talk … SLAP BASS! ;) I’ve just released a brand new video where I’m going to show you 4 cool slap hacks that really helped me get my slap bass chops together… I’m talking about arm rotation,…

Why ALL Bass Players *Should* Use a Pick

=== If you’ve been playing bass for any length of time you’ll already know that there’s a lot of controversy around the whole “bass players using a pick” argument… Well, in this video I want to talk about why all…

The Jazz Bass Vs P Bass Thing…?

The Jazz bass vs Precision bass thing is a question that comes up regularly simply from the fact that they are two of the longest standing bass guitar designs there are. The gag is… when you look into it, the…

Why You *Shouldn’t* Go To Music School

=== So, while I sit here writing this post I’m sat in a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn working with some of the coolest and most respected bass players on the planet… Cody Wright, Rufus Philpot and Damian Erskine have already…

Top 5 Myths About Learning Bass

=== I’ve been playing bass now for around 20 years, which has been long enough for me to hear about every bizarre myth there is when it comes to learning the bass… I thought it’d be fun to film a…