Category: Music Theory
Best Finger Stretching Exercises for Bass Guitar
Having issues stretching your fingers across frets? You’re not alone! This is difficult to master without proper practice and to be honest when you are moving quick it is hard to not get some fret buzz sometimes. I am going to show you a series of exercises below that will not only help with stretching…
Bored With Your Bass Playing? Try These 5 Techniques!
Bored With Your Bass Playing? Try These 5 Techniques! As bass players we tend to stay in a bubble of just playing the notes that correspond with a song without adding some flair and grooviness to it. Getting outside of the box can be uncomfortable but by adding technique, you can comfortably play how you…
Man In The Box – Alice In Chains (Bass Cover)
I absolutely love this song by Alice In Chains! Heck I just love Alice In Chains that’s why I wrote a whole blog post about them! It is a great bass song to make your own by adding slap/pop elements throughout the opening and verses and adding your own groovy, walking bassline to the chorus…
Bored with Your Bass Playing? 5 Tips To Have Fun Playing Bass!
What’s going on Basschicks and Bassdudes! I hope everyone is out there staying safe during this time. With everything going on the world it can be scary and crazy to think about the sudden changes that have come into our lives. This is a time now more than ever, to learn and improve upon our…
What’s going on Basschicks and Bassdudes! I wanted to come on and do a lesson about octaves! Octaves are two of same notes one played higher and one played lower. If you are including sharps and flats, they are 12 notes apart. If you are excluding sharps and flats, they are 8 notes apart. Octaves…
Enharmonic Equivalents Lesson 3: Minor Scale
In the final enharmonic equivalents lesson, we are going to look at the minor scale. If you haven’t checked out the previous two lessons, you can check out lesson one here and lesson two here. Believe it or not there are different notes in the minor scale that are enharmonic equivalents than the major scale.…
Create Amazing Basslines and Progressions with Modes – Lesson 2
Hello Basschicks and Bassdudes! New post is live on Bass Musician Magazine talking about modes! Create Amazing Basslines and Progressions with Modes – Lesson 2 In the second modes lesson I am going to be showing you the modes across 1, 2 and 3 strings utilizing the C Major scale.
Enharmonic Equivalents Lesson 2: Major Scale
Enharmonic equivalents are a relatively easy thing to comprehend but I wanted to dig a bit deeper because there is more to it than just the same tones but different note names. Enharmonic equivalents affect the way that you write and read music. We are going to be taking a look at the major scale…