Playing-bass

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

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 bass : Two handed tapping technique

This video is a bass lesson that demonstrates how to use a two-handed tapping technique often used by Eddie Van Halen and others on guitar. To do this on bass, you should put your middle finger over the top of your index finger to make a more solid tapping finger, and put your ...more

How To : Play bass guitar for beginners using open strings

In this tutorial, we learn how to play bass guitar for beginners using open strings. Get used to look at written notes. To do this, look at open notes on a piece of paper and work on your right hand technique. You won't be pulling straight up, your finger should be resting on ...more

How To : Play bass guitar rhythm

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 19 - How to Play b ...more

How To : Play bass drum triplets on the drumset

Vic Firth presents the 4th installment of the Drumset Lesson Series with Jeremy Hummel to learn how to play bass drum triplets. Try to give a right foot a workout. Once you get it going at a good speed, it can be really good. Watch this drum playing tutorial video and improve ...more

How To : Play bass guitar scales in F major

With this video series you will be able to learn about the bass guitar and everything you need to know to start playing. Begin by learning the parts of the guitar. Our expert will break down the parts of the bass guitar so you understand what each part does. Part 1 of 14 - How ...more

How To : Play bass guitar scales

Bass is the anchor of the string instruments linking all the others together. See why and get playing tips in this free video series on musical instruments. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play bass guitar scales. Play bass guitar scales - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this video ...more

How to Play bass : Double stopswith tritones

How to Play Double-Stop Boogie with Rich Appleman and Danny Morris When you play double-stop, you have two techniques to choose from, like strumming two post strings at the same time. You could also play this by strumming 2 adjacent strings. Tritone means three tones. Try to s ...more

How To : Play bass guitar in E Major

In this video series, our expert Ryan Larson will give you an introduction to playing the bass guitar in E Major including how to play the scale on the bass fretboard, intervals and roots. He will also show you some walking bass lines including progressions and tritone substit ...more

How To : Play "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello on the bass

Everybody loves Costello, but not everyone knows how to play Costello. If you want to learn how to start playing bass, "Pump It Up" from Elvis Costello is a perfect choice to begin with. If you're a beginner and want to get better, learn songs not scales. This is a two-part v ...more

How To : Do rhythm changes in C while playing bass

In this video, we learn how to play bass: Rhythm changes in C. A lot of times this tune is played very quickly, but playing slow can sound very nice as well. When you play slow you can see and hear exactly what the note is supposed to be like. There is more time in between the ...more

How To : Get better at the bass

In this tutorial, we learn how to get better at playing bass. To progress, you first need to practice with your bass! You need to not practice once a week, you need to practice regularly, no matter how busy you are. 30-45 minutes a day is adequate practice time to learn the ba ...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 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 piano melodies in C major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...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 piano melodies in E flat

In these free jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do c ...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 : Drop D tune a bass

This is a tutorial video on how to play bass, brought to you by How to Play Bass, hosted by Paul Wolf. In this lesson Paul teaches you how to tune your bass guitar down to what is called "Drop D" tuning. Follow along with him, as Paul demonstrates how to achieve this tuning by ...more

How To : Play piano in Ab major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...more

How To : Play piano in Bb Major

Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord progressions in the key of Bb major, how to use sharps, flats and intervals, how to play bass lines, how to change chord voicings, and how to play different melodies on the piano. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play piano ...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.

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