A programme for the intermediate to advanced Bassist.
These lessons have been taken from our Jazz Mastery course. We have chosen a lesson from each section. Oh, and what's even better, it is free and gives you plenty of material to get into. However, don't stop here, make sure to head to the full course, where there is a lot more content waiting for you.
Eighth notes and rhythmic phrasing
Rhythm is an integral, likely the most important part of Jazz music. This lesson will get you into the mind set of rhythmic phrasing, with a variety of great exercises over eighth notes.
E major bassline
This is a great bassline over the common 2-5-1 chord progression. Look out for the idea of breaking chords down into big leaps and intervals.
2 Feel Bassline
We kick off the Blues section with this 2 feel bassline. This is a feel that needs a lot of learning, playing experience. Finding the balance between playing simply and more densly, plus marking important rhythmic places is the key. We give you a great idea of how to do it in this blues line chorus.