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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...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2

When we shared Stuart Clayton’s first Bass Lick of the Week, it was a huge hit. Here’s the second installment. Stuart shares the background on this lick: “This week’s exercise is a fingerstyle line that uses major and minor tenth intervals to imply chordal parts alongside a bassline. It was performed on a Fender Precision Bass, strung with flatwound strings.”...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #1 – Funk Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #1 – Funk Groove

Our friend Stuart Clayton recently made the exciting announcement that he’s kicking off a year-long series entitled “Bass Lick of the Week.” Here’s the first entry in the series, focused on playing a funk groove with a pick. “Each week I’ll be uploading a new video where I demonstrate an original bass groove – with on-screen notation – then talk...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

Stuart Clayton released Giants of Bass – Volume 2 back in March, and the videos keep coming. In this one, Stuart takes on the Level 42 bassist Mark King in this track he wrote for the book. “This complex, slap-driven piece was written in the style of Mark’s early work with Level 42, and features all of his trademarks: sixteenth...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Zender
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Zender

Stuart Clayton is set to release his new edition of Giants of Bass on March 4th, which is a completely revamped version of his original book. In this video, Stuart offers another preview of what to expect, with a focus on former Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender. “I’ve been a fan of Stuart’s work since the early days of Jamiroquai, and...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller.

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm

Stuart Clayton is really making lots of progress on his new edition of Giants of Bass. This time around, Clayton is focusing his attention on Stuart Hamm. “This track was written in the style of the instrumental jazz/rock tunes that Stuart recorded on his first three albums back in the late eighties and early nineties,” Clayton shared. “It features open...