Breathtaking 6 String Bass Solo (with an Ebow on just one string!)

in Improvisation

This video is actually an exclusive performance that only a handful of people were lucky enough to catch whilst at an SBL Live masterclass in London.

It's something I'll remember for the rest of my life...

And honestly, this performance BLEW. MY. MIND.

Even more than that, was that Rich (yep, our very own faculty member Rich Brown!) was using an effect I've only ever seen guitar players use (never bass players)...

Even crazier than that, is that he performed the entire thing on one string...

Yes, you read that correctly... ONE STRING!?!?

I know that sounds pretty unbelievable, so I just want you to check it out for yourself and prepare to be shocked.

I should also give you a warning upfront. If you're a die hard "bass should only be taking care of low-end duties and everything after Jamerson is nonsense" kinda dude or dudette... this performance is NOT for you.

No harm, no foul, I just wanna point out upfront that this performance is pushing the boundaries of what's been done on the bass - and that is EXACTLY why it's awesome. Because without people pushing boundaries, we'd be living in a pretty boring world!

Anyway, enough of me rattling on...

Get ready for bass awesomeness!


If you enjoy this lesson, you'll really dig these courses:

1. Mastering the Modes for the Improvising Bass Player with Rich Brown
2. Harmonic Layering - Arpeggios, Chord Tones & Scales
3. Advancing the Groove with Rich Brown
4. The Improvisers Mind with Evan Marien


As always, see you in the shed...

Scott :)

PS. If you wanna learn from Rich, he's been part of our faculty here at SBL for over 2 years now and as a member you can get access to multiple courses from him (covering things such as soloing, developing grooves, using the modes and way more), plus there are countless seminars you can check out from him in our seminar archive... and yes.... there's even more, lol... Rich also does regular live seminars for all SBL members, so you can hit him up with a question in real time!

If you're already a member you already have access to all of these amazing resources... if you're not a member yet... it's time to grab your 14 day free trial here and join the party! ;)

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