No Reading Required: Easy Rock Bass Lines

Overview

For those who learn better by "doing" rather than reading about the task at hand, this instructional release showcasing the bass guitar offers a pick-up-and-play lesson that will have aspiring musicians plucking along in no time. Beginning with easier topics and gradually moving into more challenging areas, this release focuses on a number of styles and techniques before offering the opportunity for viewers to test their skills alongside a full backing band.
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Overview

For those who learn better by "doing" rather than reading about the task at hand, this instructional release showcasing the bass guitar offers a pick-up-and-play lesson that will have aspiring musicians plucking along in no time. Beginning with easier topics and gradually moving into more challenging areas, this release focuses on a number of styles and techniques before offering the opportunity for viewers to test their skills alongside a full backing band.
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Special Features

Former bassist and founding member of Blue Öyster Cult teaches the basics and beyond; Provides opportunities for you to play exciting rock bass lines with a backing band; Basic left-and right-hand technique; Starts easy and progresses to more challenging and syncopated lines; Variety of rock styles covered: blues, funk, punk/garage, '70s riff rock and modern rock; Exercises to build left-hand finger strength; Also covers walking basslines, creating bass lines from arpeggios, and dropped D tuning
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • UPC: 038081263601
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Brothers Pub.
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,393

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- No Reading Required: Easy Rock Bass Lines
1. Introduction [1:41]
2. Bass Basics [:48]
3. The Strings [:24]
4. The Frets [:39]
5. Tuning the Bass [1:41]
6. Technique [:05]
7. Right Hand: Fingers or Pick? [1:31]
8. Left Hand [:36]
9. Exercise for Building Left-Hand Finger Strength [2:47]
10. The Bass Lines [:05]
11. Simple Two-Chord Line [2:30]
12. Two-Chord Line With Band [:24]
13. Variation of Two-Chord Line [1:16]
14. Variation With Band [1:37]
15. R & B [1:30]
17. R & B With Band [1:53]
16. Funk [1:30]
18. Funk With Band [1:26]
19. Walking Bass [2:11]
20. Walking Bass With Band [1:13]
21. Minor Blues [1:32]
22. Minor Blues With Band [1:00]
23. Punk/Garage Rock [1:58]
24. Punk/Garage Rock With Band [1:58]
25. '70s Riff Rock [1:42]
26. '70s Riff Rock With Band [1:55]
27. More Funk [3:13]
28. More Funk With Band [1:48]
29. Rock Arpeggios [2:36]
30. Rock Arpeggios With Band [1:24]
31. Drop D Tuning [2:35]
32. Drop D Tuning With Band [1:30]
33. Conclusion and Credits [:48]
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