Mastering The Electric Bass - Two-Video Set

David Gross
Solid, musical bass lines are the foundation for any band's sound, and this in-depth lesson by bassist David Gross provides a wealth of information, practical exercises and musical examples to help you become a better player. Here are all the fundamentals you'll need to create your own bass style! You'll become a more fluid and literate musician ... Read More

Mastering The Electric Bass - Video 1

David Gross

Lesson One: Scales, Modes, and Their Applications

Strengthen your hands and develop your musical ear! David takes you through scales and modes in every position, adding octave patterns, arpeggios, rhythm grooves and other devices to expand your musical vocabulary. Learn to transpose, hear rhythmic changes and understand intervals, chord substitutions and voicings. Includes dozens of practice patterns and exercises. Read More

Mastering The Electric Bass - Video 2

David Gross

Lesson Two: Further Mastery of Scales & Modes

Create inventive solos and become a well-rounded musician! You'll learn to identify and play intervals, then master fourteen patterns which can be used to create original bass lines and propel any band. David shows you how to build an exciting arsenal of grooves, add a variety of scales to your lines, discover more exotic ways to play the blues ... Read More

Rick Danko's Electric Bass Techniques

Rick Danko
The Band's Rick Danko teaches some of the picking techniques and bass lines that have formed the basis of his powerful style. He demonstrates how he uses a flatpick to get his unique percussive sound, and gives you several helpful scales and exercises to strengthen your left hand. Rick discusses his influences and experiences, and jams with some Woodstock ... Read More

Rockabilly Slap Bass

Lee Rocker
Since the 1950s, when the Memphis-based rockabilly sound first swept the world, the acoustic upright bass has remained its showpiece and rhythmic mainstay. Lee Rocker, one of the masters of the “new wave” of rockabilly musicians, has made an informative and entertaining DVD that teaches the intricacies of the exciting slap bass style to players of all levels. Slap bass ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

The Acoustic Bass

Gary Peacock

Musicianship and Improvisational Techniques

Take a master class with one of the great jazz bassists of our time. Gary Peacock explores his instrument from the unique perspective of a veteran musician who has important ideas to convey to all serious players. He delves into three important aspects of playing -- the Physical, the Mental and the Intuitive -- which together form the complete process of creating ... Read More

The Bass Guitar Of Jack Casady

Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen
This video lesson is a treasury of the ideas and techniques of one of rock’s legendary bassists! Jack Casady shares his ideas and techniques with learning players. In an informal and delightful session (Jorma provides vocals and guitar along with companionable commentary), Jack analyzes his bass parts for classic tunes from the Hot Tuna repertoire, and discusses the musical concepts ... Read More

Todd Phillips' Bass Workout and Practice Regimen

Todd Phillips

Build Tone, Timing, Strength and Endurance

The acoustic bass is a notoriously physical instrument, one that demands strength and stamina as well as a keen ear and an overall sense of musicianship. Master bassist Todd Phillips has devised a personal training workout and exercise plan that will help bassists at all levels and in all styles play with great tone, precise timing and in good tune ... Read More

You Can Play Electric Bass!

Roly Salley

A Complete Course for Beginners

If you've always wanted to play those infectious grooves and bass lines that are so essential to a successful band, this clear, easy-to-follow course will get you started the right way. Veteran player Roly Salley provides all the tools you'll need to get a jump-start on the bass guitar. You'll be tuning up and sounding your first ... Read More
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