Nate Watts’ Greatest Hits: Assorted Artists

October 11th, 2018

Nate Watts explores some the greatest hits he recorded for various artists including Michael Jackson, the Pointer Sisters, and Sergio Mendes. Nate demonstrates his lines and offers stories about the recordings.

Nate Watt: Influences

In this pack, Nate Watts explores some of his influences and discusses his early adoption of the keyboard bass.

Nate Watts’ Greatest Hits: Stevie Wonder

October 10th, 2018

Nate Watts explores some the greatest hits he recorded for Stevie Wonder. In addition to demonstrating the lines, Nate offers stories and anecdotes about the recording sessions themselves.

Rock 3 – Harmonic Convergence

February 10th, 2017

In this pack, Mike Visceglia introduces the most common notes that make up rock bass lines. You will learn how to play the roots of chords, the neutral fifth, the major and minor pentatonic, and the major, minor, and dominant seventh arpeggios.

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.

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.

Articulation & Sound

March 30th, 2016

Mike Pope explores articulation and sound and how it can affect a particular feel or groove. Mike gives several side-by-side comparisons that make his ideas clear and make the lessons fun to practice along to. For intermediate or advanced players.

Walking Concepts

February 23rd, 2016

Tom Kennedy introduces you to his approach to walking bass lines. He covers time, feel, note choice, line shape, and more in this comprehensive walking primer.

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.

Playing Thru Chromatic Changes

January 14th, 2016

Mike Pope takes a deep look at soloing over changes that are moving chromatically. Mike’s step-by-step lessons help you build toward playing smoother, less cliché solos. For advanced or advanced/intermediate players.

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.

Harmonics

October 21st, 2015

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 6 different lessons on harmonics, running the gamut from natural, artificial and chord harmonics to sliding harmonics. The lessons are intermediate in level and will open up new palettes of sound for you.

Getting Sound From Different Amps

October 15th, 2015

Mike Pope teaches you everything your need to know to get a good, personalized sound from any amp or speaker. His systematic approach will help you find a workable sound in almost any situation.

Hand Exercises

October 7th, 2015

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 8 different lessons on hand exercises, stressing muscle development for strength, stamina, flexibility and tone for both the right and left hands. The lessons are beginner to advanced and are guaranteed to prepare you physically and mentally for any and all musical tasks at hand.

Tapping

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 8 different lessons on tapping, from proper technique and tapped chords and scales, to two-handed tapping for bass-and-chord rhythmic patterns. The lessons are intermediate to advanced and will result in tapping becoming a major component of your playing vocabulary.

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.

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.

Chord Studies Part 1: Four-Note Chords

July 14th, 2015

New ways to think about and hear the most common four note seventh chords.

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.

Looping

June 9th, 2015

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 8 different lessons using a loop pedal to develop time, groove, feel, articulation and phrasing. He also explores improvised groove and soloing concepts. The lessons are beginner to intermediate and will tighten up your time as well as inspire your creativity.

Bass Guru Sample Pack

May 27th, 2015

Check out this FREE sampler from Bass Guru! Just add this pack to your cart and go through our check out to create an account and try this pack for free today!

Fretboard Navigation 3: Spread Voicings

May 26th, 2015

This pack advances upon the already powerful ideas introduced in Fretboard Navigation 1 and 2 by introducing new permutations to your fretboard navigation practice routine. This series is of an intermediate to advanced level.

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.

Motivic Development in Soloing

May 19th, 2015

Mike Pope teaches you the power of using motifs to develop clear and compelling solos. You’ll come away from this pack with many new ideas of how to organize and craft solos, ideas that work in all styles. For intermediate to advanced players.

Master of Your Domain

May 6th, 2015

Two new ways of creating bass lines as well as introducing the theory behind thirteenth, diminished, and augmented chords.

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.

Soloing

April 10th, 2015

In this pack, Tom Kennedy discusses various soloing concepts and strategies. The concepts are illustrated by examples played over the changes to All the Things You Are. This pack is suited for intermediate or advanced players.

Swinging the Electric Bass

In this pack, Linda Oh explores how to swing the electric bass while building walking bass lines. You’ll get tips on feel, tone, technique, and harmonic construction. The lessons are of an intermediate level and will have you swinging in no time.

Tone

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 7 different lessons on tone, featuring plucking positions, muting, attack, note duration, dynamics, sustain, and playing spaces and accents. The lessons are beginner to intermediate and will serve as a vital source to your overall sound.