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Acquire a versatile musical vocabulary on your bass guitar. Be able to solo and groove to any style of music.

How Chords Can Make Your 4 String Bass Sound Big

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Incorporating chords on a 4 string bass can be challenging. Often, you’ll find many bass players resort to spending the big bucks on a 5 string bass or 6 string bass. It is true that playing chords on a bass with more than 4 strings opens the door to infinite possibility of lush wide-spaced chord voicings.…

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Incorporating Chromaticism With Your BassLines

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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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Spark Your Bass Intros With Cycles Of Note Groupings

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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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Drop 2 Guitar Chords – The One Chord Voicing You Must Know On Bass

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Master a streamlined approach to guitar chords that allows you to play any chord type and inversion, on the bass, with relative ease. Simple chord voicings, such as 1, 3, 5, 7 are practically impossible to play on the bass. However, this one chord voicing makes all chord tones reacheable! This chord voicing is a…

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More Freedom For Your Jazz Bass Solos

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Instantly create good sounding jazz bass solos with minimal music theory and very little thought. A streamlined thought process for approaching jazz bass solos, allows you to focus more on the delivery of your musical statement. When your mind is free, you can groove harder, articulate your phrases with more drama, and just have more…

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