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Intro to Electric Bass

Learn the basics of playing the electric bass to groove along with your favorite tracks.

Intro to Electric Bass

Learn the basics of playing the electric bass to groove along with your favorite tracks.

Description

Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than 30 years and has been playing professionally over twenty. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B, Tango as well as the music of other continents and US regions, and solo performances. In 20 lessons, Hill walks you through the process of choosing a bass, gives you the ability to play different rhythms. Introduces scales and how to build chords using those notes.

Objectives

  • Understand what to look for when choosing your bass.
  • Learn the different parts of the bass and what they do.
  • Learn different rhythms to play along with your favorite songs.
  • Learn to play major and minor scales and how to identify the scale of a song.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Intro to the Bass
    In this step, Hill walks you through the process of how to choose and start playing an electric bass.
  • 2
    Scales
    In this step, Hill introduces a new rhythm element and scales.
  • 3
    Intervals
    In this step, Hill shows you how to use intervals to enhance the scales.
  • 4
    Chords and Arpeggios
    In this step, Hill teaches you chords and triads and how to play them through an octave.
  • 5
    Reading and Playing Music
    In this step, Hill prepares you to read music as well as hear changes in the music you are playing.