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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.

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #7 – Slap Bass Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #7 – Slap Bass Groove

Stuart Clayton is having a busy year. Each week, he’s posting a “Bass Lick of the Week.” In this seventh episode, Stuart turns his attention to slap bass. “This week’s exercise is a slap bass groove that will allow you to focus on fretting hand slaps and popping double stops. It was performed on a GB Guitars Rumour 4-string,” Stuart...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #6 – Slow Fingerstyle Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #6 – Slow Fingerstyle Groove

Here’s another entry in Stuart Clayton’s excellent “Bass Lick of the Week” series. “This exercise is a slow fingerstyle groove that’s played quite aggressively,” Stuart shares. “I was listening to a lot of Vulfpeck when I came up with this, there’s definitely a Joe Dart influence here… It was played on a Fender Jazz Bass.” Stuart has the transcription available...

2017 Reader Favorites – #5: Stuart Clayton
2017 Reader Favorites

2017 Reader Favorites – #5: Stuart Clayton

Stuart Clayton started an ambitious effort in 2017 with a year-long series entitled “Bass Lick of the Week.” We featured a handful of his videos since the debut in September, as well as some of the videos from his new edition of Giants of Bass, which published in March. These videos (and others) were such a huge hit in 2017,...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #5 – Rock Bass Line with Plectrum
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #5 – Rock Bass Line with Plectrum

We’re really digging Stuart Clayton’s “Bass Lick of the Week” series. Here’s episode #5, where Stuart shares a great rock bass line, which he plays on a Fender Jazz with an octave pedal and a pick. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just click on “Free Stuff!” on the main menu.)

The Incognito Bass Book Now Available
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The Incognito Bass Book Now Available

Incognito has been putting out great music since 1981, with most of their greatest songs being fueled by incredible bass lines. Now bassists can dig into the music with The Incognito Bass Book from Bassline Publishing. Transcribed and compiled by Stuart Clayton, the book features songs from throughout the British acid jazz band’s career. “From their early eighties work with...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords

Here’s another great entry in Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. “This week’s exercise is a slow bass groove that combines harmonics with fretted bass notes to create chords,” Stuart shared. “The inspiration for this piece was Jaco Pastorius’s renowned composition ‘Portrait of Tracy’, which is highly recommended as a study piece if you enjoy using harmonics,...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

Here’s episode #3 of Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this episode, Stuart offers up a slap bass groove in the style of Marcus Miller. He even performs it on a Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just click on “Free Stuff!” on...