In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, we take a look at minor triad shapes on the bass and figure out how to transform them from an exercise to a groove.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora takes a look at major triad shapes on the bass and figures out how to transform them from an exercise to a groove.
Today’s “Keep It Groovy” lesson is all about versatility, understanding the fretboard, and integrating open strings. This one piggybacks off a previous lesson on playing a slow blues. This time, we’ll find the bass part in a different position.
The final installment of John Ferrara’s excellent “Tapping Technique and Composition” lesson series on No Treble is here. In this episode, John shows one way that we can accomplish playing a melody on top of an arpeggiated chord progression.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora plays through a very common chord progression in jazz and pop, the 1-6-2-5 chord progression. We’ll learn how to integrate different concepts to begin building a walking bass line.
In this bass lesson, Ryan Madora keeps it groovy with a nice slow blues in the key of C. She focuses on an incredibly common bass pattern for a slow blues that can also be sped up and adapted to a blues shuffle.
For his newest “Tapping Technique and Composition” lesson, John Ferrara says, “Let’s turn the bass into a drum, shall we?” The technique used in this lesson is his new favorite to play with in a solo bass setting.
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.