The African Bass Lesson
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The African Bass Lesson

How to play bass guitar with an AUTHENTIC AFRICAN feel.....regardless of where you were born.
4.6 (141 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
744 students enrolled
Created by Edd Bateman
Last updated 2/2019
English
English
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 26 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • New grooves from Zimbabwe and Congo, plus the Caribbean influenced Zouk that's famous throughout Africa
  • How to develop your own African basslines without spending a lifetime searching for and transcribing old records
  • Exercises to strengthen your timing and the Soukous thumb technique
  • Common 4/4 rhythms that dominate African dance music
Requirements
  • You should be open to discover new bass grooves
Description

Maybe you have a background in African music or perhaps it's something completely new and you feel it could benefit your overall musical ability. If you try the course and within 30 days decide that it's really not for you I'll give you a full refund, no questions asked plus a free Skype lesson teaching you any style you want to learn, not only African.

The course is an explanation of intricate bass guitar styles such as Congolese Soukous, Sungura from Zimbabwe and Zouk. Functioning as a clear learning resource this is still the only course in the world where students have the opportunity to see, hear and reproduce African bass examples with close ups, notation, bass tab and backing tracks. There are some basic techniques right at the beginning that you may wish to skip over if you're already an expert. I'm English and have lived here all my life so if I can master these styles then so can you, wherever you are.

Also included

  • Theory - learn scales in different positions on the neck

  • Rhythmic and timing exercises - improve essential aspects of your playing

  • Techniques - finger dexterity and strengthening work

  • Ear Training - backing tracks for extra practice

  • Musicology - learn the historic root of different genres

At any point during the course you can contact me with questions or send audio or video clips of your bass playing to the African Bass Lesson Facebook page for feedback. A suggested listening list to accompany the course is available at African Bass Lesson .com

Who this course is for:
  • Any bass guitarist who is interested in African music or different styles of bass playing
  • Any African bassist wanting to improve their skills and knowledge of different genres
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:08:05
+ Rhythm Figures, Konnakol System, Zouk
7 lectures 19:37
Introduction - Rhythm Figures, Konnakol System, Zouk
00:50
Rhythm Figures
02:50
Konnakol System
02:05
Rhythm Figures with Konnakol System
03:59
Zouk Background
01:04
Zouk Ex1
04:16
Zouk Ex2
04:33
+ Ear Training, Sungura
6 lectures 16:35
Introduction - Ear Training, Sungura
00:46
Ear Training
04:07
Sungura Background
01:44
Sungura Ex1
04:05
Sungura Ex2
03:49
Outro and Credits
02:04