Talking Technique: The Speed Lick Trick

Three-note-per-string patterns offer a lot of opportunities for lightning-fast licks. In this episode, I’ll show you how to get started with the idea of them by practicing a scale all across the bass in speed lick fashion (sextuplets, anyone?)

Then we focus on just two strings and examine moving the downbeats. Enjoy!

Be sure to follow along with the excercise PDF and video.

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.

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  1. Rachel Cunningham

    i like the way you have the pdf sheet for talking technique the speed lick trick
    very nicely explained thank you