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E7 Slap Bass Groove with Open Strings

E7 Slap Bass Groove with Open Strings

I just wrote an easy slap bass groove featuring open strings that you can use for practicing slap and pop technique on bass. There are also hammer-ons and pull-offs, commonly used techniques in slap bass playing style.

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Walking Bass Improvisation For Beginners

Walking Bass Improvisation For Beginners

Here we have a funky bass turnaround lick that you can use to spice up your grooves. It starts with two ghost notes that are played using raking technique and then there is a cool lick that uses slide in combination with raking techniques all within a single left-hand shape.

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12 Most Difficult RHCP Songs On Bass

12 Most Difficult RHCP Songs On Bass

I thought it would be fun to put Flea in a spotlight and make a list of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs that are hard to play on bass. I’ve played in a band that plays RHCP covers for years, so this list will be highly subjective. The songs won’t appear in order of difficulty – just so you know. There will be a comment for each song about what’s tricky to play.

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Blues Bass Backing Track -12 Bar Blues in G

Blues Bass Backing Track -12 Bar Blues in G

Here we have a funky bass turnaround lick that you can use to spice up your grooves. It starts with two ghost notes that are played using raking technique and then there is a cool lick that uses slide in combination with raking techniques all within a single left-hand shape.

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Funky Bass Lick Turnaround

Funky Bass Lick Turnaround

Here we have a funky bass turnaround lick that you can use to spice up your grooves. It starts with two ghost notes that are played using raking technique and then there is a cool lick that uses slide in combination with raking techniques all within a single left-hand shape.

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Ghost (dead) Notes on Bass Lesson

Ghost (dead) Notes on Bass Lesson

Okay, so I wanted to make a really handy lesson for you on how to play ghost notes on the bass. Ghost notes are like a secret to groovy bass playing and all real bass players play ghost notes all over the place. This technique is a must-have for any bass player, there’s no way around it.

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How To Tone Down a Bass Line?

How To Tone Down a Bass Line?

As a bassist playing in a band, you need to have a very special skill set. I'm not talking about playing skills. Surprised? Often It comes down to having amazing negotiations and even psychology skills to make it. The moment you're involved in the creative process of...

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How To Play Ghost Notes On Bass

How To Play Ghost Notes On Bass

In my honest opinion, no matter of the style you play, you can’t go not knowing how to play ghost notes on the bass. The ghost notes are the flavor, as well as the cherry on top that make the bass so groovy and fun to play. Bass closely flirts with drums all the time,...

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