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Play awesome BASS FILLS with this EASY trick

At some point or another, we ALL want to be able to play a kick-ass bass fills, right?… The gag is, I see a LOT of players trying to pull them off, but unfortunately they end up sounding garbled (is…

Why you SHOULDN’T play a 5 string bass

I get asked a LOT about the whole “should I play a 5 string thing?”… And I get it… because I used to wonder the same thing. Should I?… Shouldn’t I? So in this lesson, I’m going to share 5…

EPIC Bass lick (and the coolest soloing substitution?)

In this lesson, I thought it’d be fun to teach you a MONSTER of a bass lick… And – by learning this lick, you’re also going to learn how to superimpose diminished arpeggios over ANY dominant chord to get a…

3 AWESOME tips to make ODD TIME SIGNATURES easy

If the time hasn’t come yet where you’ve been faced with playing something in 7/4… or 13/8… or 11/4… Trust me – that time will come, and you need to be prepared! Firstly – don’t panic! Playing in odd time…

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The only 5 scales you’ll EVER need to learn

There are a LOT of scales, right? – I think we all know that. And, I think we can also admit that it can be totally overwhelming knowing which one to learn next, which one will be most useful to…

How you can master the fingerboard – with just a hand full of shapes!

In this lesson I’m going to show you the real secret to learning the fingerboard… And… if you follow and learn the concepts in this lesson, you’re going to be able to play ANY groove over ANY chord, ANYWHERE on…

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…

Sexy up your bass scales… with these 2 notes!

In this lesson I’m going to show you how to really spice up your pentatonic scales… with just 2 notes! By simply adding in the 2 notes I’m going to show you in this lesson it’s going to give your…

Master the entire fingerboard with these 5 simple shapes

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you that with just 5 simple shapes you can utilise the entire fingerboard… and the best bit… none of these shapes are more than a 4 fret stretch… VERY cool! ;) But…

Ultimate hack for learning and *USING* the modes…

=== Are you confused with what the modes are… or, how you can actually use them in a real musical setting?! I was for a LONG time until I found the exercise I’m going to show you in the this…

How to play epic gospel bass fills…

=== Ok… let’s talk GOSPEL CHOPS! We’ve all heard epic gospel players such as Sharay Reed, Justin Raines and Fred Hammond tearing it up with those crazy sounding gospel bass fills… And let’s get it straight… we ALL want to…

4 Melodic Minor Substitutions that ROCK my world (plus a cool trick so you can use one scale shape for them all)

=== The melodic minor scale… it was something I simply couldn’t get to grips with for SO long! Don’t get me wrong, I could play it up and down the neck and back to front – but I just couldn’t…

Essential Bass Soloing Lesson – Outlining the Changes

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you how to get started with soloing on bass when faced with multiple chord changes. You’re going to learn exactly what I’m thinking about when soloing plus how NOT to sound like…

One of the Most Important Chord Sequences You’ll Ever Learn – The II V I (L#196)

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you one of (if not ‘the’) most important chord sequences I have ever learned. If you haven’t noticed yet – most songs are built from the same types of chord movements… and…

How to Mix Arpeggio Patterns for Ultimate Fretboard Fluidity (L#185)

=== To really push your playing to the next level, being able to visualise the available chord tones (arpeggios) and scales around the neck at the drop of a hat is what you should be aiming for. It’s going to take…