One String Bass

How To : Build a one-string electric bass guitar

MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to build a one- ...more

How To : Change the strings on a bass guitar

Is it getting to that time? When the strings on your bass need changing & you're not sure how to replace them? Don't take it in to a guitar shop and pay a string changing fee... Learn how to change bass strings yourself! In this two-part video tutorial, learn step-by-step how ...more

How To : Change Strings on an Upright Double Bass

In this video, I describe and show how to change strings on an upright double bass instrument. Several important thing that should be considered: First of all, don't change all strings at once, as this could damage your instrument if the sound post falls or changes position. S ...more

How To : Play the Chapman stick

The Chapman stick, or the tapstick, has the strings of a electric guitar and bass on one fretboard so you can play rhythm and melodies at the same time, one with each hand.

How To : Play pentatonic legato on guitar like Paul Gilbert

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play power-piano guitar licks like Paul Gilbert

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Use Studio Instruments with SONAR and Project5

This music editing tutorial gives an extensive overview of how to use Cakewalk's new Studio Instruments to build your Drum, Bass, Keyboard, and String tracks. This video shows Studio Instruments in use in both SONAR and Project5. Studio Instruments is a collection of 4 virtual ...more

How To : Play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut on the ukulele

Want to play Beirut's "Elephant Gun" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun ...more

How To : Play country rhythm guitar patterns

In this video, we learn how to play country rhythm guitar patterns. The sound will have a little bit of a bass pickup when you play it to get a country sound. First, hold down an open G chord and on beat one pick the first string. Continue to move the pick down the strings and ...more

How To : Play a sliding 9th chord on a blues guitar

In this video, we learn how to play blues guitar: a sliding 9th chord. First, play a G9 chord, where you will here all of the chords around it as you play. You can slide this chord around one or two frets to hear different sounds come from it. It's a great vehicle to slide up ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play super-fast blues guitar like Paul Gilbert

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Become A Better Guitar Player

How to be a better guitarist Have you ever just wanted to pick up that old guitar that is just laying around? Or found yourself bursting with creative ideas but don't know how to express them with a guitar? I want to show you my way on becoming the best guitarist you can be, ...more

How To : Read treble and bass clef lines and spaces

Now that you know what a staff is, how many lines and spaces are in a staff, and what the different clef's are, it's time to learn where the notes go in each one. It's crucial to understanding note placement and everything else that involves using the staff to learn the saying ...more

How To : Use sidechain autofilter effects in Ableton

Open your program to a new live set. By using three keys (in Ableton Live), Command (Ctrl), Shift and t, you can create a short cut. Create two new midi tracks making one for (side chain) bass and one for (side chain) kick. To rename a track choose the two keys Command (Ctrl) ...more

How To : Play "Surf" on the ukulele

The beginning of the video lays out a couple quick lessons on hand and finger placement for playing string notes on the ukulele. The first hand placement and is for string C: using your ring finger place it on the bottom string. The right hand will strum the strings in a down, ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Use a purse string suture during surgery

The purse string stitch is one of the more specialized stitches used during surgery: the purse string suture. This suture is used to seal an opening in a hollow organ in the body, like when a feeding tube is being inserted. It is a challenging maneuver, and mostly useful in in ...more

How To : Create an exotic string art pendant for jewelry

In jewelry making, string art is one of those techniques that creates a complicated looking result but is actually very easy to do. Composed of differently hued strings wrapped around a teardrop shaped pendant, string art can be used for various jewelry projects. You can make ...more

How To : Tune to a drop D tuning on an electric guitar

This video describes the process of tuning the E string on a guitar down to D. The presenter explains this is a great effect for heavy metal and hard rock and makes playing power chords much easier. The method is to listen to the open D string on the guitar and then tune the E ...more

How To : Play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells himself

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells. This demonstration is taught by Tyrone Wells himself. You will need a guitar, a willing heart, a love for music, and fingers. Follow these simple steps to play "Seabreeze ...more

How To : Play open string voicings in "Hall Goes West"

Open string voicings are one of the first skills you learn in guitar. Essentially, open string voicings are the fundamental notes of unstopped, full strings. So, for instance, an open string is playing the G note and letting it resonate. Learn more about open string voices an ...more

How To : Tie the Eternity knot to decorate a rope or string

In this video the host of "Tying It All Together" demonstrates how to create a "Eternity Knot". This type of knot is an attractive way to decorate a rope or string. Strung along one after another on a rope or string, it creates elongated bead-like knots at intervals of your ch ...more

How To : Tune your uke with Ukulele Mike

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tune a ukulele with Ukulele Mike. This will be useful if your ukulele has been in a warm or cold setting for a while. The strings are tuned to G, C, E, and A. The G string is known as string 4, C as string 3, E as string 2, and A as ...more

How To : Booby Trap a Box of Detergent!

You will Need! 1 box of detergent (should be at least 3/4 full) 1 foot of string Cutting tool and sharp object, such as screwdriver Setting Up! Empty out the box into another container. On the bottom of the box, make 3 cuts to make a flap, bend that flap up and down to ma ...more

How To : Play the bass line to "Parklife" by Blur

With learning any instrument, often the hardest part to gaining any fluency is being able to bend your fingers to stretch out even to the furthest notes and do so with finesse. So if you wish to become a famous bass player in a rock band, one of the best things you can do to h ...more

How To : Play the bassline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave

"Soul Man" was one of the biggest hits of 1967, and still holds its ground in success. Sam & Dave's hit single, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, will forever live on in the music world, and through you… if you play bass. This video is a beginner's lesson to bass guitar ...more

How To : Tie the Murdich Minnow streamer

This how-to video is about how to tie the Murdich Minnow streamer. This pattern was designed as a striper fly but has become one of the Tight Lines guides top producer for Smallmouth bass in our rivers.

How To : Build an expert level Bermuda kite with your kids

In Bermuda, people celebrate holidays and special occasions by creating and flying colorful kites! Now you can join in the fun and learn how to build this traditional kite. Watch this instructional how to video to learn how to make a Bermuda kite. For this project you will nee ...more

How To : Knit a winter holiday scarf with your fingers

In need of a cheap present for your budget... learn how to make a homemade gift for any holiday or occasion, or just for your greedy self. In this video, Sajata-E will show you how to knit a complete scarf using only your fingers. Throw away those knitting needles, because yo ...more

How To : Make a hardstyle bass patch in Reason

Hardstyle is one of the most popular genres of electronic music in Europe, but has as yet failed to catch on in the US. If you want to make fat hardstyle beats on your computer in Reason, check out this video to learn how to make a perfect pumping hardstyle bass beat. Get the ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" on the ukulele

If you want to learn how to play Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles on the ukulele in key g this might be for you. There are only two chords with some variations throughout this song. The first chord you need to play is B minor. The B minor chord consists of a bar on the second fret ...more

How To : Tune up your bass guitar with Dale Titus

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tune your bass. This is important, as weather can affect your tuning. Every time you pick up your bass, you should tune it. First, start with the low E string. You will need to listen to a reference E note to tune this string. A tune ...more

How To : Produce a drum and bass track using Reason 4

Drum and bass started off as a subgenre of Jungle and has since become one of the biggest types of electronic dance music on Earth. If you have Reason 4 and want to start producing drum and bass tracks, you've found the perfect place to start. This video will teach you how to ...more

How To : Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots al ...more

How To : Make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads. First, you will need a cuff that is already made, then use the string that is hanging off the end. Put on one bead, then thread it through the bead next to it. Continue this all the way around the cuff. Now, ...more

How To : Play piano chord inversions with ease

Chord inversions are simpler than they sound - in effect, they help connect two chords together so they sound good being played one after the other. More technically, a chord inversion describes the relationship between a chord's bass with the other notes in the chord. Get th ...more

How To : Perform ricochet bowing for the violin

Violin Lesson #57 -- Ricochet Bowing. Todd Ehle continues on about ricochet bowing for the violin, using Wohlfahrt #40 as an example, continuing from part one, Wohlfahrt Op. 45, etude #40. In part three, with string crossings added, creating the springing arpeggio. Part 1 of 3 ...more

How To : Use sidechaining in Logic Pro

In this video, we learn how to use sidechaining in Logic Pro. The idea is that one sound will cancel out another. For example, when the kick comes then the bass will disappear. To do this, first set up an ultra beat using a multiple out with the preset kit. From here, you can ...more

How To : Construct a shelter out of tarp, string, and trees

If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, then making a shelter is one of your biggest priorities. ITS Tactical created this detailed and approachable video on how to rig a shelter in woods out of only a tarp, a ball of heavy-duty string, and four metal tent-posts, thre ...more

How To : Fuse two finshing lines with the blood knot

He explains how to tie a "blood knot" and what the blood knot is used for, which is joining two separated rope/string ends. He demonstrates the knot, which starts by taking the two lines and lining them up one on top of the other, so they are parallel to each other. Then, star ...more

News : Truffle Shuffle Nut Shot

Whenever we get together and hang, my friends are always talkin' me into doin' the famed truffle shuffle from the movie 'The Goonies', made famous by the character Chunk. Well, this is where I got the idea for this prank. First, you would build a very interesting domino-type ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

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