Blues Bass - Quick Start Guide
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Blues Bass - Quick Start Guide

Learn to improvise blues bass lines using ridiculously effective strategy and bite-sized lessons you can fit in.
5.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
38 students enrolled
Created by Bogdan Radovic
Last updated 11/2016
English
Current price: $20 Original price: $50 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 42 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Gain necessary foundations for tackling blues bass style in-depth
Learn to improvise simple & effective blues bass lines over any blues backing track
Be more confident when jamming or composing bass lines in general
Know how to identify root notes for any given chord
Jam over backing tracks or play with a band in a blues bass style
Become more familiar with bass fretboard
Be able to play with good timing and understand rhythm better
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Requirements
  • Own a bass guitar
  • Have motivation to learn a cool new skill on the bass
  • Computer / Tablet & Internet Connection
  • Be able to find notes such as E, C, G or A on the fretboard in basic positions
  • That's it - you really don't need any bass super powers to attend this course. Let's go for it.
Description

Always wanted to learn how to play blues bass, but it was too difficult or confusing?

This course is my personal shortcut to "instant blues bass" playing. You’ll learn the basic concepts and strategies that will allow you to get your toes into improvising simple blues bass lines in just a few weeks of practicing. Yes - you will be IMPROVISING on your OWN and be able to play the BLUES! Trust me, you can do it. The strategies that I’ll share with you are easy to apply and practice. I'll help you get started effortlessly and don't get stuck along the way (like I did when I was figuring out things for myself).

Please watch the free preview videos to get a taste for what’s inside this premium course.

This course is shot in full HD video, with quality bass playing audio mixed with the backing tracks. The course is split into chapters, each adding new concepts to help you get down the blues. This means that each chapter is really doable - you just need a bit of practice. I've spent a lot of time refining the materials to make them really "to the point". There is no fluff in this course. Did I mention that I managed to skip all the boring music theory as well?

This course includes:

  • PDF, Guitar Pro 5 & Guitar Pro 6 tabs for each playing example
  • Interactive backing track videos for jamming and practice
  • A number of blues bass lines that you can learn note-for-note and steal ideas from
  • English subtitles
  • Unlimited forum help and instructor feedback

I want to encourage you to post your questions as you go through the course. Please feel free to send me messages anytime! I’ll be checking them out and responding quickly. Also, I’d like to ask you to record audio files or videos (you can post videos on Youtube) and send them to me for feedback.

I’m here to help YOU learn blues bass, so please don’t be shy.

This course is meant as an introduction to blues bass following proven learning strategy from years of teaching experience. We won’t be going into any complicated theory and blues bass concepts. Instead, what you’ll gain are necessary foundations for expanding your knowledge and more precisely - get the tools to cheat your way into blues bass territory. After all, not all of us seek to end up being session musicians or super stars in certain genres. Many musicians (even pros!), often prefer just to take the easy route and learn how to “fake” certain styles because mastering music or a genre can take a lifetime to achieve. This is what you’ll learn: you’ll learn how to “fake” blues bass type of lines, until you are ready to learn more. I must say, that this can be a lot of fun to do. A lot of my friends (myself included), rarely actually feel the need to learn specific styles in more depth, yet enjoy jamming.

This course, does not rely on any music theory (at least complicated concepts). This is a problem of many other blues bass courses as those just dig too deep into music theory, that they just become boring. Also, many blues bass courses don't have a clear starting point or a path from A to B. This can be discouraging. For this course, you’ll just need to have a very basic understanding of how to find certain notes on the bass fretboard (using basic, most often used positions on the neck).

Please send me your feedback about the course. What did you like? What did you not like? How could I improve it? Your feedback means a lot to me and I need it  in order to better shape the course content for YOU.

Please Enroll Today!

Cheers,

Bogdan

Who is the target audience?
  • Bass players looking to get started with blues bass
  • Those bass players who would like to enrich their styles playing vocabulary
  • Bass players struggling to jam over blues backing tracks
  • Regular folks just looking to have fun on the bass
  • This course is not for those bass players who are already well versed in blues bass style
  • This course is not for students attending Berklee or any other famous music school, studying "Whiplash" style
  • This course is not for you if you are a blues-jazz-walking-bass-wizard / live performer.
  • This course is not for you if you are looking to learn in-depth blues bass concepts and tracks
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 01:35:04
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Chapter 1: The Blues Progression
6 Lectures 15:42

Learn what this course is all about and prepare to get started.

Preview 01:50

Learn what is a chord progression.

Preview 01:15

Learn the famous 12 bar blues progression

12-Bar Major Blues Progression
04:10

Learn how to find root notes on the bass and how to use them to follow chord progressions.

Following Chords With Root Notes
01:08

Learn how to play a bass line that uses root notes exclusively to follow a 12 bar blues chord progression.

Preview 02:47

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice backing track
04:32
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Chapter 2: The Rhythm
4 Lectures 12:05

Learn how to identify the beat in music and how to clap along quarter (4th) and eighth (8th) notes pulse.

Feel the Beat
01:48

Learn how to play the 8th notes triplets rhythm on bass.

Triplets Rhythm
01:55

Learn the famous blues shuffle rhythm and how to play it on the bass. This iconic rhythm helps you sound authentic when playing blues bass.

Blues Shuffle Rhythm
05:49

Learn how to play in legato as well as staccato manner. These two techniques help you change the dynamics of your bass lines.

Staccato vs Legato Shuffle
02:33
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Chapter 3: Go-to Blues Bass Patterns
6 Lectures 18:45

Use this go-to blues pattern for improvisation over any blues backing track.

Triads Pattern
02:11

Learn how to play an example song utilizing the triads blues pattern on the bass.

Practice tune: Triad Blues Song
02:50

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Triad Blues Song Backing Track
04:32

Learn the iconic boogie-woogie blues bass pattern that you can re-use when improvising and composing your own lines. This blues pattern had a tremendous influence on development of rock n roll genre.

Boogie Woogie Pattern
01:46

Learn a bass line that utilizes the famous boogie-woogie blues bass pattern over a cool sounding backing track.

Practice tune: Boogie-Woogie Blues Song
02:54

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Boogie Woogie Blues Song Backing Track
04:32
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Chapter 4: Cheating Your Way Into Blues
7 Lectures 24:11

Learn how to play the mixolydian scale on bass. Use this scale to cheat your way into blues improvisation.

Mixolydian Mode/Scale
01:47

Learn how to play a slow blues song that utilizes the Mixolydian scale and shuffle rhythm.

Practice tune: Slow Blues Song
03:02

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Slow Blues Backing Track
04:32

Learn a blues bass line that is spread horizontally on the neck. You can reuse the lines you learn in this lecture when jamming with friends. 

Driving Blues Song
02:51

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Driving Blues Backing Track
04:32

Learn how to add passing notes to your blues bass lines.

Passing Notes Song
02:55

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Passing Notes Song Backing Track
04:32
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Chapter 5: Your Turn To Improvise
6 Lectures 24:21

Summary of what you have learned as well as tips for jamming and improvisation.

Conclusion and Intro to Jamming
01:23

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own blues bass lines.

Practice Blues Backing Track 1
04:56

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own blues bass lines.

Preview 05:40

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own blues bass lines.

Practice Blues Backing Track 3
06:19

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own blues bass lines.

Practice Blues Backing Track 4
04:38

Overview and tips on what to do next.

Congratulations
01:25
About the Instructor
Bogdan Radovic
4.8 Average rating
25 Reviews
210 Students
4 Courses
Bass instructor at Udemy

Bogdan has been teaching bass guitar online for more than 8+ years now and has worked with 1000+ of online students over the years. His preferred teaching style are personalised video courses on focused topics that effortlessly guide students from point A to B giving them instant gratification at the end of each lesson.

Bogdan is also a published artist, songwriter and producer with more 300+ live shows with various bands behind him. This experience from live gigs is what has defined him as a musician. His favourite bass guitar is a Fender American Jazz Bass deluxe and his favourite bass players are Paul McCartney, Victor Wooten and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bogdan has almost a million views on Youtube and more than 1000 subscribers.

He has a strong passion for teaching others in a down-to-earth kind of way as he enjoys sharing tips and tricks as well as shortcuts and other revelations he has come to over the years of studying the instrument. His moto is “everyone needs to have fun while practicing” and his lessons always include musical examples and backing tracks students can have fun with.

As he knows how frustrating it can be to learn the instrument without proper guidance his super power is : COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS. All students are more than welcome to take part in discussions and ask any questions they might have. Bogdan will go way and beyond in answering and providing assistance to make the bass journey as smooth and fun as possible.

His special skills involve teaching beginners in an understandable way as well as helping intermediate players cross to the next level.

Last but not least - Bogdan strongly believes that ANYONE can learn how to PLAY THE BASS. If you think you are not “talented”, that you don’t posses “the groove” or that you don’t have a “musical ear” - just give him a chance to prove YOU wrong!