Guitar Lessons





Bass Lessons

Learn bass guitar from scratch as a beginner - or dive directly into slapping, popping & thumping. Covers most common pop / rock styles, with example lessons taken from popular songs.This section is suitable for bassists - as well as any musician wanting to spice up their recordings with real bass.


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  • Time Keeping Workshop

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Develop your sense of time and time keeping skills.

    Tags: time keeping, metronome, groove, rhythm, E major, exercises, bass lesson, count beats, beat, playing in time, timing control, bass playing development
    Difficulty2
  • Bass First Steps: Plucking

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Let's put the spot light on our plucking technique and cover some new approaches!

    Tags: plucking, double stops, alternate fingerpicking, string crossing, muting, positioning, finger alternating, bass technique, learning to play bass, bass basics, anchoring
    Difficulty1
  • Scalar Approach

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn how to connect scales and chords to improvise walking bass lines using 7 notes.

    Tags: scalar approach, 7 notes, walking bass, improvisation, A mixolydian, mixolydian mode, fingerstyle, bass lines, bass phrasing, A blues, 12 bars blues, dominant 7, minor 7, scales
    Difficulty3
  • Beginner Walking Bass

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn how to instantly improvise walking bass lines in 1 day!

    Tags: bass lines, jazz bass, following the chords, improvisation, arpeggios, chord notes, F Major, Tension and release, strong notes
    Difficulty2
  • Bass Warm Up

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Various playing and non-playing exercises for warming up before practice session.

    Tags: warming up, bass technique, exercises, stretch, chromatic, fingerstyle, slap, walking up the neck, stretching, practice session, bass routine, slapping
    Difficulty2
  • Bass Technique Workshop

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn some valuable exercises to develop your left and right hand technique and time keeping skills! In this lesson we'll cover string transitions, alternate finger picking and fretting hand positioning.

    Tags: string transitions, exercises, alternate fingerpicking, technique, fingerstyle, bass playing, one finger per string approach
    Difficulty2
  • Bass Modes Workout

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn 7 modes of the major scale and how to match them with chords for successful improvising!

    Tags: C major scale, scales, chords, improvising, Ionian mode, Dorian mode, Phrygian mode, Lydian mode, Mixolydian mode, Aeolian mode, Locrian mode, modal, C major, fingerstyle
    Difficulty4
  • Intermediate Slap Technique

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Enhance your slap bass lines with these new and cool techniques!

    Tags: slap bass, thumping, bass technique, groove, exercise, dead notes, ghost thump, pluck, hammer on, percussive, victor wooten, stuart hamm
    Difficulty4
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Golden Oldies

  • Blues Bass Groove 1

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn how to improvise a bass groove to a Chicago blues type of progression!

    Tags: chicago blues, blues bass improvisation, fingerstyle, mixolydian scale
    Difficulty3
  • Rock Bass Lesson 3

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn how to compose a smooth ballad rock bass track incorporating various groove concepts and walking bass ideas.

    Tags: rock bass, walking bass, ballad feel, groove, upbeat, fingerpicking
    Difficulty3
  • Intermediate Slap Technique

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Enhance your slap bass lines with these new and cool techniques!

    Tags: slap bass, thumping, bass technique, groove, exercise, dead notes, ghost thump, pluck, hammer on, percussive, victor wooten, stuart hamm
    Difficulty4
  • Beginner Walking Bass

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Learn how to instantly improvise walking bass lines in 1 day!

    Tags: bass lines, jazz bass, following the chords, improvisation, arpeggios, chord notes, F Major, Tension and release, strong notes
    Difficulty2
  • Bass Lesson 1 - Left Hand Fingering

    by Hrvoje Maretic

    In this lesson I will try to help you develop correct left hand technique using some basic scales to show you correct fingering. I have provided you tabs for all grooves and scales i've played, in same order they appear in video.

    Tags: left hand technique, bass fingerings,
    Difficulty1
  • Dead Notes Lesson

    by Bogdan Radovic

    Dead notes are produced by string muting technique. String muting is one of the most useful techniques which you can use to develop a good groove. Bass guitar can be a very percussive instrument and string muting creates a percussive sound that can add a new dimension to your playing and bass lines.

    Tags: bass guitar, string muting
    Difficulty3
  • Flea Style Slap Bass Lesson

    by Bogdan Radovic

    A slap bass tune inspired by Flea - the bass guitar player from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. To achieve this fast and percussive sound to it you will be mostly using techniques like hammer-ons and left hand slapping.

    Tags: Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers, slapping, hammer on
    Difficulty6
  • Slap Bass Exercises

    by Bogdan Radovic

    A set of exercises that will help you start with or develop your existing slab bass technique. This is the fastest way of getting slapping down and developing strength and durability needed.

    Tags: bass, slap, slapping
    Difficulty4
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