Advanced Bass: Modern Rhythmic Concepts

Rhythmic phrasing is an often overlooked subject in bass guitar education, much of it left to chance and feel. However, the bass guitarist should become “rhythmic aware” as being an integral part of the rhythm section of a band.

In this lesson I explain how to use rhythm as motific building blocks to develop your ideas – enabling you to obtain a deeper understanding of groove, rhythm, feel and form.

This lesson is accompanied with a PDF worksheet.

London based bass player Joe Hubbard’s professional background is represented by a collective body of experience that spans over more than three decades as an internationally acclaimed bass guitarist, teacher/clinician and contemporary jazz fusion recording artist. For more, visit

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  1. Basya

    As always great lesson!!! Exactly what I wanted ?

  2. Mark S Beretta

    Thanks’ Joe ,
    I’m on year 3 of bass playing and this totally confused me but in good time i will catch on.
    That bass you have is really fine, that’s the look I wanted and somehow ended up with a blue Fender Jazz bass , it’s good enough for me , nice heavy chunk of wood with an Alder body & maple neck.

  3. Hi Joe,
    Keep up the great work! Best, Bass Wishes!!

  4. René

    Very good! Very well explained ! Very useful ! Thank you. Joe!

  5. Pascal

    Thanks for all your lessons, wich are very helpfull

  6. Elijahu

    Have you a book teaching rhythmic concepts and how to apply it to bass lines?