Talking Technique: Sting Groove Workshop
Inspired by a Sting bass line, I’m bringing you a groove creation workout today. We’ll cover how to create your own bass line using a simple formula that will have you coming up with ideas for workable grooves every time.
We also shine a light on the correct use of pentatonic scales and top it all off by learning Sting’s bass line, which includes a challenging position jump.
Follow along with this transcription and the video below.
Hear the entire song in my all bass version here.
Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.