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  • Muted Funk

    Muted Funk Technique

    It’s a whole new style to add to your playing. What is it? I’m glad you asked. It’s the Muted Funk Technique. I show you how to do it, how to use it, and how it can add to your value as a working bass …

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    How to Develop Your Phrasing #1

    In this first of three phrasing lessons I start to look at how we can come with a framework in order to practice phrasing. Here I take you though the though process of determining “what note stays the same and what note changes” within a …

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  • Ghost Notes

    Walking Bass – Ghost Notes

    In this lesson, I expand on the walking concept, and I start to add a few little tricks. But never too many tricks that it hides the bass line. Check it out. It’s how to create ghost notes while improvising a walking bass line.

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  • Develop Solo

    Develop Your Soloing Facility

    Hey, check it out, in this lesson I let you know how you can work on develop your soling facility. I talk about throwing out the theory and scales (at first) so you can concentrate on developing your technique and ability to play quicker lines. …

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  • Pentatonics 11

    Pentatonics #1

    Okay, so something went wrong with the camera’s auto-focus on this one, but the info here is still valid! I step you though different ways of using pentatonic’s in your soloing. Then, I take a look at how to see them (visually) on your fingerboard, …

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    Melodic Minor Scale #1

    So, I decided to go back in and re-shoot the melodic minor lessons. First off, the sound was terrible back when the last melodic minor lessons were filmed, and I wanted to fix that. Second, the Melodic Minor lessons proved to be very popular (even …

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  • Walking Concept

    Walking Bass – The Concept Lesson

    Whether you’re just learning how to walk, or already out there playing gigs, you need to check out this lesson on my concept behind walking on the electric bass. No more stares from the rest of the band when you pull out your electric. Use …

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