Playing Hammer-Ons on Bass In The Key Of E – Part 1

In this lesson, we’ll break down the technique of hammering-on. A quintessential element of bass technique, this focuses on our fretting hand and adds plenty of groove to any bass line.

While it’s particularly used in funk, gospel, and soul, hammer-ons can easily be integrated across different genres.

We’ll discuss a few slick hammer-ons in the key of E, plus show you how to adapt the groove across different octaves.

Enjoy and keep it groovy!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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