Bass Guru Sample Pack

May 27th, 2015

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Fundamentals of the Blues

December 29th, 2014

In this pack, Ivan Bodley introduces you to the blues. You’ll learn the basic blues chord changes and some great bass patterns to play over them. This pack is suited for beginning players or players new to the blues.

Harmonic Variations in the Blues

April 1st, 2015

In this pack, Ivan Bodley introduces you to the harmonic variations in the blues. You’ll extend your knowledge of basic blues changes by learning some of the most common and popular variations on those changes. This pack is suited for beginning players.

Fretless – First Notes

April 28th, 2016

Mark Egan gets you started with your new fretless bass by giving you a comprehensive set of seven exercises that focus on intonation.

Fretless – Overview and Basics

July 14th, 2015

Mark Egan’s introduction to fretless bass. You’ll learn how to set up your fretless, use equalizers and effects, and get your first notes using fret lines.

Fretless: The Left Hand

July 21st, 2015

Mark Egan introduces some fun exercises for the fretless bass that will help you with your left hand strength, dexterity, and intonation. The lessons are also useful for fretted players looking for left hand guidance. For beginning players.

Fretless: The Right Hand Attack and Touch

August 11th, 2015

Mark Egan focuses on the oft neglected right hand and helps you to improve your attack and touch. The lessons are also useful for fretted players looking for right hand guidance. For beginning players.

Fretless: Articulation & Phrasing

September 17th, 2015

Mark Egan shows you the techniques that will help you get the nuance and emotion out of your fretless to make it really sing.

Fretless: Melodic Grooves

February 12th, 2016

Utilize the articulations and phrasings introduced in Mark’s other packs in service of the groove – slides, vibrato, scoops, hammer-ons, and other techniques are used to make unique grooves that really sing.

Bass ASAP 1

October 20th, 2014

Learn the first steps of playing bass: How to tune, set your amplifier, proper right and left hand technique, and three important notes: E, G, and A on the lowest string of the bass – the E string.

Bass ASAP 2

Learn three more notes on the E string: F, F#, and G#. You will learn several rhythms: the whole note, half note, and quarter note.

Bass ASAP 3

Practice the octave on the first six notes of the E string and then put it into context with a play-along.

Bass ASAP 4

Four different play-along tracks for more practice working with the octave using mixed rhythms.

Bass ASAP 5

February 24th, 2015

In this pack, you will learn three notes on the A string: A, C, and D, and practice them in context with four different mixed-rhythm play-along tracks.

Bass ASAP 6

In this pack, you will learn the three new notes on the A string: A#, B, and C#. You will practice the notes with mixed rhythms in three new play-along tracks.

Bass ASAP 7

March 9th, 2015

In this pack, you will learn how to play the octaves of all six notes on the A string. The four different play-along tracks will help you will practice the A string octaves in context, with mixed rhythms.

Bass ASAP 8

April 1st, 2015

This pack explores new techniques, and musical concepts. Learn the Finger-Roll technique to help you play across the E and A strings. Learn the interval relationships of I to IV and I to V, as well as playing octaves between the E and A strings.

Bass ASAP 9

In this pack, you will learn the Root-5-8 pattern that is essential to all styles of bass playing. New play-along tracks are provided for further practice.

Hybrid-Synthetic Claves: Odd-Time Exercises

April 14th, 2016

This seventh pack in Lincoln Goines’ series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass explores odd-time claves or what Lincoln calls hybrid-synthetic claves. For intermediate to advanced players.

Clave and Tumbao Part 1

December 4th, 2014

Lincoln Goines introduces his series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass. Learn the clave, the basic rhythm underlying Afro-Cuban music, as well as bass lines for the tumbao, son montuno, and guajira.

Clave and Tumbao Part 2

December 22nd, 2014

Lincoln Goines continues his series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass. This pack offers an in depth look at the tumbao with examples over multiple different changes and with a full band play-along.

Songo Bomba and Timba

May 21st, 2015

Lincoln Goines continues his series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass. This pack introduces the songo, bomba, and timba with examples over multiple different changes including a full band play-along.

Let’s Funkify! Applications to Other Styles

June 23rd, 2015

This fourth pack in Lincoln Goines’ series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass introduces you to more grooves including the cha-cha, slap tumbao, and Mozambique.

6/8 and Subdivisions Over a Common Pulse

July 24th, 2015

Explores the 6/8 clave and how to switch back and forth to 4/4 over a common pulse.

Brazilian Grooves

December 2nd, 2015

This sixth pack in Lincoln Goines’ series Working With the Language of Rhythm: Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Groove Concepts for Bass explores the Samba, Samba Funk, Partido Alto, and Baiao grooves.

Theory Reference Pack – Scales

October 20th, 2014

Covers every scale that you will need to know while exploring Bass Guru

Theory Reference Pack – Modes of the Major Scale

Extends your knowledge of scales by teaching you all of the modes of the major scale.

Theory Reference Pack: Chords: Seventh Chords

May 1st, 2015

In this pack, Robin Keats introduces you to seventh chords. Seventh chords are used to describe groupings of four notes and are fundamental to all styles of music. This pack is for beginning or intermediate players.

Theory Reference Pack: Chords: Triads

In this pack, Robin Keats introduces you to triads. Triads are the basic three note groupings or chords that are fundamental to all music. This pack is a must have for all beginning players.

Playing Upright on the Electric

October 20th, 2014

How to play the electric with an upright-like sound, covering tone, time feel, playing up the neck, pull-offs, playing in two, and more.