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How to get the James Jamerson Sound (L#221)

=== The great bassist James Jamerson has been such a HUGE influence to me and many, many others that I thought it’d be cool to create a lesson for you focusing on how to get that ‘James Jamerson sound’… We’re…

Killer Exercise to Build Your Technique, Fluidity and Harmony Chops – (L#205)

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you one of my all time favourite technique exercises, deconstruct it piece by piece and also show you how you can apply it within your solo lines. The great thing about this…

Funky Bass Fill Breakdown AKA “The Brew Dog” (L#192)

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you a super cool bass fill that’s so funky it’ll even get your mother dancin’! ;) In this lesson you’re going to learn: A seriously cool bass fill You’ll also learn why…

The Sting Technique: How to add the grease into your bass fills and grooves (L#191)

=== Over the last few years of playing I’ve developed a sliding vibrato technique where I slide super fast between two frets… You’ll most likely have heard me use it a LOT before, as it’s one of those things that…

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Bad Bass Technique: The Dreaded “See-Saw”! (L#190)

=== In this lesson I’m going to show you one of the most common bad habits I see beginner and intermediate bass players suffering from… I call it “the see-saw”. If you do suffer from this common bad habit, playing…

The One Finger Per Fret System & When You SHOULDN’T Use It! (L#189)

=== In this lesson you’re going to be learning all about the “One Finger Per Fret System” – and when you shouldn’t be using it. Misuse of this technique is one of the most common bad habits I see when…

Groove Harder With These 3 Deadly Dynamics Exercises (L#188)

=== Have you ever heard two bass players playing the exact same riff – one guy sounds ok, but the other guy sounds AWESOME? They’re both playing in time. Both are playing the exact same notes… but they sound drastically…

Using “Stops” and “Hits” within Your Blues Bass Lines

=== In this lesson you’re going to learn about some ‘stock’ stops and hits you must know when playing over the 12 bar blues….

Do you know your turnarounds?

=== Right now I’m actually busy wrapping up all the final bits on a course which I’m calling “The Essential Blues Bass Deep Dive”… But, I thought it’d be cool to share one of lessons with you taken directly from…

3 Awesome Shifting Exercises For Every Bass Player (#171)

Moving around the fingerboard smoothly and effortlessly as possible is something we should all be aiming for – but, it can be a serious challenge to master that type of fluidity. This is exactly why I recommend that all of…

How to approach complicated bass lines and licks! (L#166)

There’s something we can all be 100% certain of… At some point we’re all going to want to play a lick, groove, or solo line that will be out of our comfort zone – and clearly beyond where our technical…

Mastering Your Bass Fingerboard – The 4+2 Positioning Concept (L#165)

So first of all just let me come clean – I did not come up with this concept. It was shown to me by the amazing bass player Gary Willis, who I was lucky enough to study with many years…

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…

Using “Speed Bursts” with Arpeggios (L#157)

Last week I released a lesson showing you one of my favourite ever exercises to get your solo lines really up to speed. It was the exact exercise I used when changing my entire technique many years ago to facilitate…

The “Ultimate” Speed Exercise For Bass Players! (L#156)

Ok, we all want to play fast, right?! At some point in our past we’ve all tried to get a more complex groove or lick into our playing, it’s been way out of our comfort zone and ultimately ended up…