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Modern Bass

Learn how to be a versatile bassist who is ready for any situation.

Modern Bass

Learn how to be a versatile bassist who is ready for any situation.

Description

In this course, Ricardo teaches you how to develop your own unique sound and style on the bass. Ricardo will show you how to play with latin rhythms and grooves, and create bass lines over chord progressions. You will learn how to blend different styles of playing and be an effective bassist in any music genre.

Objectives

  • Understand how to use bass for rhythm and melody.
  • Develop your technique.
  • Understand different styles and genres.
  • Learn to build on top of simple grooves.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Using the Bass for Rhythm and Melody
    In this step, Ricky demonstrates how to develop your sounds to fit into any playing situation.
  • 2
    Developing Your Technique
    In this step, Ricky demonstrates four techniques used to create variations in your basslines.
  • 3
    The Bass in Latin Music
    In this step, Ricky breaks down a series of latin rhythms and demonstrates how to create basslines that compliment them.
  • 4
    Learning Grooves
    In this step, Ricky dives into more complicated rhythms and demonstrates how to build on simple grooves.
  • 5
    Styles and Genres
    In this step, Ricky introduces three more latin rhythms and demonstrates how to incorporate them into other musical genres.