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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bass ASAP 8

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.

Soloing

March 10th, 2015

In this pack, bass superstar Victor Wooten offers 10 different lessons on soloing, ranging from construction and development concepts to chord tones and scales. The lessons are intermediate to advanced and will change the way you think about taking a solo

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 6

February 24th, 2015

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 5

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.

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.

Fretboard Navigation 2 – Triads Part 2

December 24th, 2014

This pack expands upon and completes the powerful ideas introduced in Fretboard Navigation 1. This series is of an intermediate to advanced level and will have you seeing the neck in a totally new light.

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.

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.

Fretboard Navigation 1: Triads – Part 1

Felix introduces you to a powerful set of exercises that he has developed to help you learn to navigate your fretboard in new and exciting ways. This series is of an intermediate to advanced level and will have you seeing the neck in a totally new light.

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.

Warm-Up Pack

7 different lessons covering both the physical and mental aspects of proper warm-up.

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 – Scales

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

Double Stops & Intervals

Explore the use of double stops on the upright bass with lessons on tenths, sevenths, and thumb position intervals.

Bass ASAP 4

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

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 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 1

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.