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2 Exercises to Develop a Great Shuffle Feel (L#160)

BB King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, Jimi Hendrix, even The Roots have all used the shuffle feel… It’s one of the most important and popular feels in music today – and therefore, it’s absolutely vital that we have…

The “Upbeat Groove Exercise” (L#159)

Great rhythm is absolutely vital to us as bass players and musicians. It’s the one fundamental factor of everything we play. It doesn’t matter if you can slap a thousand notes a minute. It doesn’t matter if you can solo around…

How to find the Perfect Posture while Practising (L#158)

If your anything like me when practising, most of the time you’ll be sitting down. This makes total sense, as if we’re going to be making any serious progress we’re going to be spending a lot of time with our…

Awesome Fingerboard Shifting Exercise (L#152)

As bass players we’re constantly playing up and down the fingerboard and changing positions as our bass lines, grooves and solos dictate. One of the most common mistakes I see students make time and time again when making these fingerboard…

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A Masterclass in Bass Line Creation and R&B Bass with Danny Mo Morris

Creating great bass lines is an art form in itself but often gets over shadowed by fancy soloing or slap licks and therefore gets completely over looked by many bass players. I can’t stress enough – this is a HUGE…

How to play multiple octave scales – like a bad-ass! (L#147)

Playing freely up and down the fingerboard and been able to visualise your available notes within any given key can be a real challenge – especially for bass players, as a lot of the time we’re playing the money notes in the lower…

The Most Important Scale You’ll Ever learn! (L#143)

The modes can be soooooo confusing!… What are they actually used for? Which one should I learn first? How can I actually use them to create bass lines, grooves and solos? All of these questions are extremely common… so if…

How to unlock your fretboard! “Must see” lesson for bass players (L#141)

You may or may not know but two weeks ago I released a brand new course into the SBL Academy course library… and it’s HUGE! In fact, it’s probably the most detailed and in depth course focusing on scales, arpeggios and…

The Perfect Bass Position… a must for all bass players! (L#135)

I’ve seen countless bass players struggling with their technique – they can’t seem to play faster type lines or make big stretches on the fingerboard… in fact stretching any more than 4 frets is a struggle for them. In most…

4 Killer Exercises To Whip Your Pick Playing Into Shape! (L#131)

Using a plectrum to play bass!… Surely not?! ;) Well actually, if you’re aiming to be a versatile and in demand bass player you certainly should be able to play bass using a plectrum (also commonly referred to as a…

“Slap Bass”… 2 Great Exercises to Get You Started! (L#129)

Ok, I think you’ll be in agreement… Slap bass is simply one of the coolest and funkiest techniques you can use on bass! Unfortunately for many players it’s really hard just to get up and running with this technique and much…

The one thing that turned my bass playing around! (L#115)

I talk about a ton of stuff on Scott’s Bass Lessons… chord tones, scales, modes, grooves… the list goes on… But, all of that is useless if you’re not putting it into practice. This is why keeping a practice log…

How to Change Strings on Your Bass… Correctly. Watch this! (L#96)

In this lesson I’m going to show you exactly how I change my strings, plus a cool little trick that will stop the internal core of your strings slipping and causing you tuning issues… which is always a pain! As…

The Secret to a Great Bass Tone (L#92)

Are you holding your bass playing back? Don’t make this big mistake! (L#95)

Are you holding your own bass playing back and don’t even know it?! This is a serious issue for so many bass players and is unfortunately something I see time and time again. In fact I believe many bass players…