0 0

Old School Ska Walking Bass

by Bogdan Radovic

Lesson step:

  • main
  • 1
  • 2
  • Members only3
  • Members only4
  • Members only5
  • Members only6
  • Members only7
  • Members only8
  • Members only9
  • Members only10
  • Members only11
  • Members only12
  • Members only13
  • Members only14
  • Members only15
  • Members only16
  • Members only17
  • Difficulty: 3
  • Lesson
  • My notes
  • Statistics

  • Hello GMC!

    - Today we have a Ska bass lesson on our hands! We are going to deal with the roots of Ska style with a old school approach to the bass line composing. You are going to learn how to construct a walking bass line in this genre!

    - This lesson features walking bass line construction and a new technique to master - muting and picking. You will learn how to emulate the sound and feel of the upright bass!

    - First part of the lesson is in the key of C major and in the second part we have a modulation going to D major.

    -Key: C and D major

    -Tempo: 120 bpm

    -Time signature: 4/4

    -Tuning: standard

    -Difficulty: beginner/intermediate

    Equipment I used for getting this sound was: Am Fender Jazz Bass deluxe, equal mix of both pickups with added bass and middle on onboard preamp - then going to the nemesis (eden) amp with a 1x15" and flat eq there.

    Feel free to ask me any questions in the lesson's feedback and in my instructor board at the forum.

    Enjoy and I hope you'll have a lot of fun practising this lesson!

  • Login to use my notes. No GMC account? Register here.
  • Members practicing this lesson

    REC Takes

      This lesson does not have any REC takes yet.
      Here is how to submit one.

    Lesson views

    • Total views: 7528
    • Member views: 422
    • Guest views: 7106