Electric Bass for Busy Beginners Course 1

This course is for busy beginners who want to play bass and want to know how to practice in a way that gets results.
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Instructed by Ted Gould Music / Instruments
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

It has been my experience that a lot of people want to play bass and they want to play NOW! However, they either skip crucial steps in the learning process or taught poor habits that lead to major frustration and, sometimes, the abandonment of their bass playing aspirations!

This course is just a small part of a larger curriculum that I use to help beginner and intermediate students get started the right way to pro level students who want to brush up on their skills.

I have had great success teaching these principles in this way and I am confident that you will find this course to be a great resource on your Bass playing journey!

Get your Groove On!

What are the requirements?

  • Bass ;-)
  • Tuner
  • Small practice amp
  • Open mind

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play with great tone and feel. Essential for great bassists!
  • Understand musical time in a concrete way.
  • Practice effectivley.

Who is the target audience?

  • Busy people who've always wanted to play but never got started.
  • Beginner to intermediate bassists.
  • More advanced bassist who may want to "brush up" or explore some new warmup and practice techniques.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here: This stuff is important....don't skip it!

In this lesson you will learn an easy and efficient way to get into the best playing position.

In this lesson you will learn about stationary and moveable anchor points, where you rest the thumb of your plucking hand and string muting.

In this lesson you will learn what part of the fingers of your plucking hand to use for the best tone production.

Section 2: Plucking Hand...don't skip it....seriously

In this lesson you will learn how to play a steady quarter not pulse with great tone.

Eighth Note Patterns
16th Note Patterns
Combining Rhythms
Practice Notes
Section 3: Fretting Hand.
Learning the natural notes
Learning accidentals and notes higher up the neck
Section 4: Song 1
Song 1: Critical Listening
Song 1: Groove Basics
Song 1: Adding Spice

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Instructor Biography

Ted Gould, Musician, Music Educator, Entrepreneur

I am a professional musician from New Orleans now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My credits as a musician include working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters), American Idol finalist Latoya London, Jon B. , Ron E. Back (Tower of Power) and R&B singer Will Russ Jr. I have played upright and electric bass for host of Broadway scale musical theater productions including West Side Story, CATS, Dream Girls, Cabaret and Hairspray. Over the years I have had the honor of sharing stages with or opening for many well-known artists and bands such as Outkast, The Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Evanescence and the Dave Mathews Band.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, East Bay and have been a classroom music educator, private music tutor and consultant since 2010.

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