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Bass Transcription: “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, As Played By Juliaplaysgroove
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Bass Transcription: “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, As Played By Juliaplaysgroove

We are all used to seeing younger bassists playing amazing technical things on bass. Tim Fletcher returns with a new transcription focusing on Juliaplaysgroove’s impressive cover of Dua Lipa’s "Don’t Start Now."

Talking Technique: Black Velvet – Nail That Fill
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Black Velvet – Nail That Fill

Alannah Myles’ iconic tune “Black Velvet” features a fill that is pretty challenging. Originally played with synth bass, we might be tasked to play that line. Ari covers this (and all the benefits) in this episode of “Talking Technique.”

Talking Technique: The Speed Lick Trick
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: The Speed Lick Trick

Three-note-per-string patterns offer a lot of opportunities for lightning-fast licks. In this episode of Talking Technique, Ari shows us how to get started with the idea of them by practicing a scale all across the bass in speed lick fashion.

Bass Transcription: Tracy Wormworth’s Bass Line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses
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Bass Transcription: Tracy Wormworth’s Bass Line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses

This is the twelfth (and final) entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here, and this one is just in time for the holidays. Check out Tim Fletcher’s transcription and analysis for the bass line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses.

Bass Transcription: Bass Arrangement of Victor Jara’s “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz”
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Bass Transcription: Bass Arrangement of Victor Jara’s “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz”

The recent protests in Chile inspired Marcelo Cordova to take on “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz” (“The Right to Live in Peace”), a hymn composed by Víctor Jara that Marcelo says “unites all Chileans.” Marcelo turned it into a solo bass piece. Here’s his transcription.

Bass Transcription: Greg T. Walker’s Bass Line on “Highway Song” by Blackfoot
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Bass Transcription: Greg T. Walker’s Bass Line on “Highway Song” by Blackfoot

Tim Fletcher’s eleventh entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series includes his transcription and analysis of Greg T. Walker's bass line on "Highway Song" by Blackfoot.

Talking Technique: The Magic Behind “Steal My Kisses”
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: The Magic Behind “Steal My Kisses”

You probably already know “Steal My Kisses” by Ben Harper, and the excellent bass line by Juan Nelson. In today’s “Talking Technique” lesson, Ari breaks this down with a focus on “Tenths” over I vi IV V pattern.

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Bass Transcription: Kasim Sulton’s Bass Line on “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf
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Bass Transcription: Kasim Sulton’s Bass Line on “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf

Tim Fletcher’s tenth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here. Check out his thorough background, analysis, and transcription of Kasim Sulton's bass line on "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" by Meat Loaf.

Talking Technique: Chromatic Acrobatics #3
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Chromatic Acrobatics #3

In this episode, Ari covers another chromatic workout. These chromatic lines are really fun to play, and they’re also a great technique workout for both our right and left hands. Not only that, they’re basically the musical application of permutation exercises.

Bass Transcription: Deon Estus’ Bass Line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!
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Bass Transcription: Deon Estus’ Bass Line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!

Tim Fletcher’s ninth transcription of his “Unsung U.S. Bassists” offers an excellent analysis of Deon Estus’ bass line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!

Bass Transcription: Dennis Dunaway’s Bass Line on “No More Mr Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper
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Bass Transcription: Dennis Dunaway’s Bass Line on “No More Mr Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper

Tim Fletcher’s eighth transcription of his “Unsung U.S. Bassists” offers an excellent analysis of Dennis Dunaway's bass line on "No More Mr Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper.

Talking Technique: The “Alternator” Right Hand Exercise
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: The “Alternator” Right Hand Exercise

In this new episode of “Talking Technique,” Ari is giving us the ultimate challenge for our right hand technique. Can you alternate your index and middle fingers throughout this demanding plucking exercise?