We always spend a lot of time looking at mixing chords and fills on the 6 string guitar; the bass can do exactly the same!
Adding chords into the bass line, or simply just playing the chords standalone, brings in so much more colour to the music. Chords (usually inversions using two note or dyads) cover the complete spectrum: major, minor, augmented, diminshed, dom7, m7, 9, m9, etc.
Add an extra dimension to your bass playing. We’ll look at the techniques to play chords, where to play them, how to incorporate and enhance a bass line and much more.
Beginner+ to Intermediate bass players.
This course is for bass players but guitarists would gain lots from the session as well.
Ideally, you should be familar with arpeggios for the basic chord types as well as know the notes on at least the low E and A strings.
If you’re interested but not sure, we have a wealth of materials from previous courses available (PDFs, backing tracks and Zoom recordings of the live sessions) – contact us for more details.
Bass basics includes:
More experienced players who don’t regularly take solos should gain a lot from this session.
The session is 60 minutes long; don’t expect to master everything during the session. The tutor will go through all the key parts, demonstrating them and discussing the associated techniques and know-how.
The real work is done by you afterwards. Armed with the materials (PDFs, backing tracks and video recording), you’ll have all the tools to work on things at your own pace.
When you book you’ll have two options:
1. You want to join the live Zoom session.
You’ll receive the joining instructions on the day. Being live, you’ll be able to put your own questions directly to the tutor during the session. Choose option 1, Live lesson and materials.
2. Maybe you’d like to attend but can’t make it on this occasion?
You can buy the materials and receive them after the session (i.e. lesson PDF(s) and access to a Zoom recording of the live session). Choose option 2, Materials only.