The most important bass technique in the world (and 5 tips to master it)

Published September 25, 2018 in Beginners

Bass technique is multi-layered. As in, it’s made up of multiple parts.

Parts of your bass technique may be good… and, some may be bad…

But there’s one element of your technique that is the fundamental foundation to your sound, your tone, your dynamics and much more… in fact, when I meet a student for the first time it’s the very first thing I look at - because if that’s not right, they're in big trouble!

In this lesson I’m going to reveal exactly what this technique is, and show you 5 essential tips to master it.

Lesson Summary:

  • I show you five ultimate tips to fix your plucking hand.
  • Learn how to maximize your tone shaping capabilities.
  • All about the importance of dynamics.
  • How to build more control into your plucking hand.
  • Why you need to nail the rest stroke.
  • And much, much more.


Key Quotes:

“It’s so easy for bass players to completely forget about their plucking hand, but it’s really the foundation of your technique.”

“For 99.9% of players the rest stroke is the primary stroke, but there are a lot of players nowadays who are adopting what’s called a free stroke. That’s cool for certain styles, but one thing you have got to nail down is the rest stroke.”

“I’ve just opened up a brand-new 26 Week Accelerator program to help take your technique to the next level. It’s your way of studying with me one-on-one via video.”


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

1. Bass Guitar Foundations - The Definitive Guide
2. Technique Deep Dive for Bass
3. Advanced Palm Muting Techniques
4. Progressive Groove Techniques for the Modern Bass Player with Steve Jenkins


As always, see you in the shed...

Scott :)

[Click here for more details about the 26 week accelerator program]

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