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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Jaco Pastorius
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Jaco Pastorius

I’m always impressed with Stuart Clayton’s “Giants of Bass” video series. The companion to his books by the same name, Stuart breaks down the styles of various bassists with an original piece. Check out his piece, “A Portrait of Jaco”

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Duck Dunn
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Duck Dunn

I love it when Stuart Clayton posts one of his “Giants of Bass” videos. He named this one “Who Dunnit?” which focuses on the style of Duck Dunn.

2018 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Stuart Clayton
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2018 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Stuart Clayton

Stuart Clayton worked as hard as anyone in 2018. His “Bass Lick of the Week” series was a major hit. We didn’t feature all of them, but the ones we did got huge views, landing him at #6 on the "reader favorite" list for 2018.

Stuart Clayton: The Wicked Vicar
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Stuart Clayton: The Wicked Vicar

Stuart Clayton is back with another video in his “Giants of Bass” series. “This video is a performance of ‘The Wicked Vicar’, the Victor Wooten-style piece that I wrote for my 2017 book ‘Giants of Bass,'” Start shares.

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Myung
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Myung

We always love it when Stuart Clayton posts one of his “Giants of Bass” videos, and this clip is another great one. “This video is a performance of ‘A Nightmare… for the Fingers’, the Dream Theater/John Myung-style piece that I wrote for my 2017 book Giants of Bass. This track features some amazing musicians: Charlie Griffiths (Haken) on guitar, Jason...

Stuart Clayton: Slap and Pop Groove with Strummed Chords
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Stuart Clayton: Slap and Pop Groove with Strummed Chords

Stuart Clayton completed his impressive one-year run of his “Bass Lick of the Week” series this week. In this episode, Stuart incorporates slap and pop along with strummed chords. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play the line on his Bassline Publishing website. Well done,...

Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords
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Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

Here’s Stuart Clayton’s 25th exercise in his “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this lesson, Stuart explores a fingerstyle funk line that features double stop chords and some tricky open string passages. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play the line on his Bassline...

Stuart Clayton: Up-Tempo Slap Groove Bass Lick Exercise
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Stuart Clayton: Up-Tempo Slap Groove Bass Lick Exercise

Stuart Clayton’s year-long “Bass Lick of the Week” series just hit episode #36. This time around, Stuart is focusing on an up-tempo slap groove exercise. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play the line on his Bassline Publishing website.

Stuart Clayton: “Merciless” Bass Tutorial and Transcription
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Stuart Clayton: “Merciless” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

Stuart Clayton is back with another transcription and tutorial, and it is killer. “This video is a demonstration of Billy Sheehan’s killer bassline on the classic Mr. Big song ‘Merciless,'” Stuart shared. “The line was performed on a Yamaha Attitude Ltd bass, with the volume for each pickup turned up full. The P-bass pickup was recorded through the EBS Billy...

Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription
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Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

Stuart Clayton is one hard working bassist and educator. Here’s a new lesson he’s just released, covering how to play Flea’s bass line on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Hump de Bump.” Check out the video and be sure to download the full transcription from Stuart’s Bassline Publishing website.