I hope 2021 is shaping up to be a better year than 2020 for you. My resolution this year is to make more video content; whether it be
playalongs, solo bass arrangements, live loops or tutorials.
Eventually, my aim is to be making multiple videos every month, but it takes a lot of time and effort to ensure the quality remains high. I’ve put together a (very silly) trailer to show how small monthly donations via Patreon will help me achieve that goal.
If you want to see more bass videos from me, it would mean the world if you signed up to pledge a monthly donation. There are a few tiers with a variety of rewards, so whatever seems the right amount for you – any amount would be greatly appreciated!
Here’s the link to
my page on Patreon, where you can read about each tier in more detail.
Thanks in advance!
I’ve finally come back to my
Basslines series! It’s been a while since the last one.
This one is a bit different to what I’d usually make in that series, but it’s too much to fit into a
Quick Lick video. I felt inspired a few days ago, and this is what happened!
Feel free to take whatever you like from this video – you can learn the basslines note-for-note, or or you can be more holistic, and try to apply these 5 different approaches to your own creations.
Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments or queries. As always, you can get the backing track and transcription on
0:00 Demo 1:36 Intro 1:54 Concepts 4:27 Bassline 1 6:10 Bassline 2 8:01 Bassline 3 10:52 Bassline 4 14:40 Bassline 5 18:27 Outro
As always, transcription & backing track available on Patreon
0:37 Intro 0:56 Slower 1:29 Dorian Mode 3:07 16th Note Syncopation 3:48 Ghost Notes 6:17 Outro
I’m back with another breakdown of 5 basslines!
Just like the tutorial on
Prince basslines that I made last year, in this video I explain how to play some iconic basslines by the one and only Louis Johnson, a.k.a. “Thunder Thumbs”.
Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments below!
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Definitely influenced by Rocco!
It’s been a minute since the last
Quick Lick video. Here’s one that’s all about left-hand muting; a technique that frees up your right hand to do some fast, funky stuff.
Head over to my
Patreon if you want to download the transcription and the backing track.
Get the transcription here
Love this tune. The whole album (
Rejuvenation from 1974) is full of bangers. George Porter Jr. is so good at conveying groove with minimalism and understatement.
Check out my transcription (in tab & notation) over on the transcriptions page. If you want to give a one-off donation for use of my transcriptions, please consider sending me a tip on
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If you like what I do on this website, especially my ever-growing library of
bass transcriptions, please consider heading over to my Ko-Fi page to leave me a tip.
(a.k.a. those trills that only bass players seem to do)
Transcription & backing track available for
0:00 Demo 0:40 Intro 1:51 Breakdown 2:50 Tips 4:53 Outro
I’ve loved this song for years! Thought it was about time for a breakdown.
Head over to the
transcriptions page to get the tab/notation.
Quick Lick! In this one, I give a brief explainer of double thumb technique and how I approach it.
Transcription & backing track on
0:00 Demo 0:38 Intro 1:20 Technique 3:38 Breakdown 6:52 Outro
This was really fun to do!
Cory Wong is a fantastic guitarist, producer and songwriter, but he can also kill it on the bass. This track has at least 2 distinct bass tones on it, with a few overdubbed sections, so I combined everything into one take with one bass, and a couple of pedals. At the end of the video I go into detail on how I achieved various sounds.
As always, the transcription is available to download in
standard notation & tab.
Let me know if you have any thoughts in the comments below!