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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 : Play the bassline from "Brown Eyed Girl"

Grab your bass and get ready to learn some beginner songs, specifically "Brown Eye Girl" by Van Morrison. This two-part video will teach you through playing songs, not learning scales. This is not a transcription of the original - but the bassline is based on the original. Th ...more

How To : Play the bassline from "Tears of a Clown"

Do you love the song "Tears of a Clown" by Smoky Robinson? Well, if you're a beginner bass player you're in luck. In this tutorial from How To Play Bass, learn how to play Bob Babbitt's bassline to "Tears of A Clown". This lesson is geared toward beginner bass players.

How To : Play the bassline from "Jamming" by Bob Marley

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the bass line from "Jamming" by Bob Marley. For the intro, you will set your metronome at 90, then start to play the notes. The first bar is a B at the seventh fret of the E string, playing a rhythm with that. The second bar is E on the s ...more

How To : Play the bassline from "Time is Tight" by Booker T

In this video, we learn how to play the bass line from "Time is Tight" by Booker T. Start with the intro playing the metronome, the chords will be: C, A, and G. You will have CCA, CCA, then CCAG for your rhythm as you are playing. Practice playing this over until you reach the ...more

How To : Play melodic basslines on the upright bass

Practice upright bass by learning a number of melodic basslines. Learn about melodic basslines on upright bass in this free stringed instrument video from a classical and jazz bassist. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play melodic basslines on the upright bass. Play melodic basslines on ...more

How To : Play basslines on the organ

The bass line is an important part of an organ song. Learn how to play bounce lines in different scales in this free organ lesson video from a church organist. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play basslines on the organ. Play basslines on the organ - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Play simple basslines on the upright bass

Practice upright bass with easy basslines in different keys and styles. Learn how to play simple upright bass basslines from a music teacher in this free bowed string instrument video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play simple basslines on the upright bass. Play simple bassline ...more

How To : Play "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straights on the bass

Do you love the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straights? Well, if you're a beginner bass player you're in luck. In this tutorial from How To Play Bass, learn how to play John Illsley's bassline to "Money for Nothing." This lesson is geared toward beginner bass players.

How To : Play John Hurt's "Monday Morning Blues" on guitar

Check out this blues guitar video that will teach you the basics of Mississippi John Hurt's song "Monday Morning Blues". If you're a fan of John Hurt (not the actor), and a you own a nice guitar, then you can't miss this blues lesson. "Monday Morning Blues" is a 12-bar blues ...more

How To : Play "Light My Fire" by The Doors on the bass

This is a great lesson by Paul from how-to-play-bass.com for playing the bassline from The Doors' "Light My Fire". It's a simple bassline that utilizes triads and simple chord changes. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Light My Fire" by The Doors on the bass. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pl ...more

How To : Play "Moondance" by Van Morrison on the bass

Paul from how-to-play-bass.com gives a great tutorial of a simplified bassline to "Moondance" by Van Morrison. Paul reduces the walking jazz bassline to an easier format for beginners. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Moondance" by Van Morrison on the bass. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pla ...more

How To : Play "Under Pressure" on the bass

This great tutorial shows you how to play John Deacon's bassline to Queen's "Under Pressure". It's a great breakdown of the various parts and notes so you can learn it very quickly. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Under Pressure" on the bass. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Under Press ...more

How To : Play "Let It Be" by the Beatles on the bass

Want to know how to play the bassline to the Beatles' "Let It Be"? See how it's done with this free video bass lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, bassists of all skill levels can play along give ...more

How To : Make drum & bass basslines in Reason 4

This video demonstrates how to design drum and bass lines in a Reason 4 program. This video does not have a speaker rather it shows you on the computer how you would make these lines. Music plays at sometimes but mostly it is various screens and demonstrations of making the ba ...more

How To : Build basslines from a root note

Paul from how-to-play-bass.com demonstrates basic tips and tricks to building your own basslines from the tonic note. Soon you'll be walking, grooving, and swinging your way up and down the fretboard. Part 1 of 4 - How to Build basslines from a root note. Part 2 of 4 - How to ...more

How To : Play the upright bass

Our expert, Branson Garner, will show you the basics of upright bass playing, including just figuring out what all the parts are called, how to make clear, precise notes, and how to maintain the bass and keep it in tune. For advanced players, he offers several lessons that can ...more

How To : Use voice leading in walking basslines

Practice upright bass by trying voice leading over walking basslines. Learn how to play voice leading progressions in this free upright bass video from a jazz and classical bass player. Part 1 of 16 - How to Use voice leading in walking basslines. Use voice leading in walking ...more

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