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Bass Beginner: the Major Scale (L#58)

In this lesson, I’m talking about the major scale and why you should learn it. If you are a beginning bass player and you’ve heard this term “scales”, you’re probably asking yourself “What is a major scale?”. Well, it’s something…

How to Expand & Develop Your Bass Lines #3 (L#33B)

In this third lesson, I’m expanding on what we’ve seen in the two previous lessons on how to develop and expand bass lines. So if you haven’t watched them already, please do so! Lesson 1 is here and lesson two is… there…

How to Expand & Develop Your Bass Lines #2 (L#33A)

In this lesson, we continue working on developing & expanding bass lines over John Mayer’s “Perfectly Lonely”. If you haven’t seen the first tutorial of this series on expanding & developing your bass lines, please check it out and then…

How to Expand & Develop Your Bass Lines #1 (L#32)

In this lesson I show you how you can start to expand and develop bass lines. The tune I use as an example is John Mayers ‘Perfectly Lonely’ which originally has Pino Palladino playing on it. – Check him out if…

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Jazz Lick for Major-7th Type Chords #2 (L#44)

Here’s another bass lick you can play over major-7th type chords.The previous one was built mainly over the C major arpeggio. This one uses quite a few chromatic notes, for a change. Nothing really complicated but watch your fingering! We’ll…

Jazz Lick for Major 7th Type Chords #1 (L#25)

As you probably know by now, ScottsBassLessons is not just about licks, grooves and chops… What I’m striving to do here is to give you a ‘non-reductive’ approach to learning and playing the bass. That said, I’m not ‘anti-lick’ at…

II-V-I Jazz Lick #4 (L#35)

I’ve received quite a bunch of e-mails asking me about II-V-I bass licks that happen within one bar (actually, it’s generally the “II-V” that happens on one bar). The previous II-V-I’s I’ve showed you were on 3 or 4 bars:…

II-V-I Jazz Lick #3 (L#31)

Here’s a new lesson showing you another II-V-I bass lick, this time in the key of Eb. As I said many times before –but I’m saying it again in case you didn’t hear it…, once you’re comfortable playing a bass…

How to Solo over a II-V-I Chord Progression (L#1-2-3)

‘HOW TO SOLO OVER A II V I CHORD PROGRESSION’ BASS TUTORIAL SHOWS YOU HOW TO APPROACH SOLOING AND IMPROVISATION OVER THIS COMMON TURNAROUND ON THE BASS GUITAR. Coming up with new and interesting ways of soloing over a II V I progression…