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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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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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The Pros and Cons of Custom Building Your Bass

The Pros and Cons of Custom Building Your Bass

This is a familiar story that I end up discussing often with my musician friends. I wanted to share it with you all and hear your opinion too. Some of us get tempted to build our own instrument, usually by hiring a local luthier to do it. The question is: is it worth...

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Points To Remember When Buying New Bass

Points To Remember When Buying New Bass

 The new bass day is probably the happiest day for every bassist. You’ll be spending weeks and even months preparing for this day. In the process you’ll spend lots of time reading reviews, watching youtube videos and comparing prices and specs. Here’s how not to lose...

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Top 5 Halloween Bass Songs

Top 5 Halloween Bass Songs

  Halloween is almost here and I wanted to share with you ideas for Halloween bass songs to learn that would be perfect for the occasion. You could include the performance of these songs as part of your Halloween party or throw in a song or two in your Halloween...

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How To Find The Pocket

How To Find The Pocket

The famous “pocket”. You must have heard about the mythical “pocket” all bass players are talking about. It’s interesting that everyone has heard about it, but not many can tell you what it is. It’s something that you need to feel, that comes naturally as you play and...

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Top 5 Inspiring Slap Bass Videos

Top 5 Inspiring Slap Bass Videos

Hey bass heads, I’m back with a new post. The slap bass was my holy grail when I was starting out, and it is something I always wanted to learn how to do (I’m still trying hehe). I remember all the metronome beeps and sleepless nights trying to nail the slap licks and...

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Bass Players Shouldn’t Use Pedals…

Bass Players Shouldn’t Use Pedals…

  Should bass players use effect pedals? It’s always interesting to see reactions guitarists have when they see a bass player laying down a huge pedalboard on stage or in the rehearsal studio. They must be thinking that bass players shouldn't use pedals at all,...

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