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Incorporating Chromaticism With Your BassLines

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chromaticism

Effective Chromaticism can add interest and movement to your basslines and fills. Learn a simple, rhythmically accurate, scale for adding chromaticism with little thought!

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How To Keep Your Wrist Relaxed For Slap Bass

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Slap Bass - Wrist

There are many approaches to slap bass. Some slap bass players like the thumb to be parrallel to the strings, while others like the thumb to be perpendicular. Some slap bass players like to strike the thumb through the string, while others like to bounce the thumb off the string. Some slap bass players like…

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Master Your Bass Fretboard

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bass guitar fretboard

Here is a practice that I do often to push myself to become better familiar with my bass fretboard.

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Spark Your Bass Intros With Cycles Of Note Groupings

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Rhythmic Cycles

Cycles of note groupings force the listener’s ear to focus on resolution points. Here is a simple application of a cycle of note groupings, used to create movement in a bass intro.

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Develop Your Shout Walking Bass Feel

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Modulus Quantum 5 - bass guitar

Being able to play an effective shout walking bass line can be really fun and challenging at the same time. Here are 3 basic nuances that will make your shout walking bass line feel really good!

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