A lesson clip from my uniquely helpful Rhythm Studies course. If you want to make everything that you play sound twice as good as it already does then study your rhythmic values like a scientist.
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Another post from my incredibly helpful Rhythm Studies course. Go for the gold and use the rhythmic contrast method to study rhythm like a scientist.
Here's a real nice clip from one of the lessons from my Rhythm Studies course. Just imagine being as happy to play whole-notes as you are to play sixteenth notes!
For many bass players, asking them to go fully academic for any substantial length of time is like asking them to head straight to the gallows...
Being bass players, we are often renegades of a sort. Many of us learn to play when a friend or a cousin or uncle puts a Fender bass in our hands, shows you a 12-bar blues and suddenly you are off and running.
The quarter-note occupies a deceptively modest place in the pecking order of musical rhythms. You might even think that since you are getting along rather well rhythmically that you could probably play walking bass lines in your sleep, right?
The purpose of the lesson today is to provide an example of a classic blues shuffle, to show effective ways to interpret this noble bass groove, and to also give some smart, helpful advice on how to supercharge your shuffle finger-style with massive amounts of bass expression.
One thing all bass players need to do is learn how to drive a blues band with a shuffle and also play a fat walking blues line. In this small collection of blues walking bass lines I concentrate on several things.
What are some of the biggest mistakes people make when learning to play bass? People are sometimes directed in the wrong direction when attempting to learn a new instrument. They get involved with the [...]
I am often asked by beginning bass students what the difference is between bass guitar lessons, and lessons on other types of guitars such as electric guitars or acoustic guitars. While electric guitars and [...]