Looping Essentials for Bass with Steve Lawson

A looper is a great effect that allows you to record whatever you’re playing and then loop it while you play over the top. Almost all loop pedals allow you to add multiple layers to the loop, and some allow you to do even more once it’s recorded – reverse it, slow it down, speed it up, stop it, remove some or all of the layers…so where do you start? As ever, with this sort of musical problem there is more than one solution.

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A looper is a great effect that allows you to record whatever you’re playing and then loop it while you play over the top. Almost all loop pedals allow you to add multiple layers to the loop, and some allow you to do even more once it’s recorded – reverse it, slow it down, speed it up, stop it, remove some or all of the layers…so where do you start? As ever, with this sort of musical problem there is more than one solution.

In this course the amazingly talented and world renowned Steve Lawson gives you all you'll ever need to know about the world of looping!

“The whole process of real time looping is essential to the way I make music,” says Steve. “Whether it be live or in the studio, solo or collaborating – it’s a very long time since I last did a gig that didn’t have some element of looping in it.”

Whether you’re playing a solo gig or with your band, don’t you sometimes wish you could clone yourself? The art of looping might just be the answer.

In This Course You’re Going to Learn:

  • Exactly what a looper is and how to get started
  • How to perform with textures and create pads using your looper
  • How to use your looper as a practice and composition development tool
  • Specific rhythmic exercises to help you get your looping fundamentals together
  • How to harmonise your melodies
  • How to effectively layer your loops and the many different approaches you can take
  • How to apply chords within your looping patterns and the different combinations you can use
  • How to break up the rhythms within your loops to make your compositions much more interesting
  • How to effectively build your library of looping vocabulary

Ready? Let’s Jump in!