This “Keep It Groovy” lesson is all about diversifying your blues repertoire. Ryan Madora shows us a rumba rhythm played in a minor key to create a different kind of groove.
In this new “Tapping Technique” bass lesson, John Ferrara shares part 2 of his “Tapping Polyrhythms” series. This lesson is based on one rhythm doing 3 and one doing 2. Check this out.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora dissects the fantastic melodic bass line to “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac. John McVie’s line perfectly outlines the chord progression and provides a nice contrast to the verses.
In this new “Tapping Technique and Composition” bass lesson, John Ferrara focuses on tapping polyrhythms. In part 1 of this series, he uses his song, “Zeroes and Ones,” to demonstrate.
In today’s “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora goes over two popular major scale shapes and a great way to connect them to play over two octaves. Ryan focuses on what she calls the “4-fret span” and “5-fret span” shapes.
In this episode of “Tapping Technique and Composition,” John Ferrara focuses on the subject of “False Delay Tapping.” This technique includes tapping notes with the left hand and then mimicking them with staccato notes with the right.
In this Keep It Groovy lesson, Ryan Madora explores tips and tricks for improvising a bass line. Working in the key of A, we’re settling on a particular chord progression and spending two bars on each chord.
John Ferrara’s next bass lesson in his “Tapping Technique and Composition” series focuses on “Tremolo Tapping.” John demonstrates this technique using his song, “The Gnome and the Skeleton.”
In this new “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora is joined by Derrek Phillips to chat about improvising a funky 12-bar blues bass line with a drummer.
In this new “Tapping Technique and Composition” lesson, John Ferrara covers two main topics: Tapping in odd time signatures and a more in-depth explanation of extracting as much as you can out of a musical idea before moving on to something new.
In this Keep It Groovy lesson, Ryan Madora discusses one of the coolest (and easiest) Paul McCartney bass lines: “Taxman.” This groove integrates a bit of theory and a touch of technique, and it’s a great technical workout.
John Ferrara has joined No Treble. In this first part of his Tapping Technique and Composition bass lesson series, he focuses on drone tapping.