This course is designed for anyone who has a desire to not only learn the bass guitar but become a great musician as a result of following my easy "how to" videos. This course will take you from the very basics of the instrument to playing complex bass lines and you can play along and learn at your own pace. Each video is careful constructed so you can understand exactly what each module is offering you as an up and coming musician.
This course is 2 hours in length and you can go at your own pace there is no pressure if you feel you are stuck in a particular part of the course simply take you time and go over the modules as many times as you feel is necessary for you to get to grips with the lesson.
Music is supposed to be fun and I take great pride in sharing the knowledge I have gained over the years with my students.
Thank you for joining me here on this exciting bass Academy Course.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Lee Ferguson and I have been playing the bass for over 25 years. Thought this course I would like to share the knowledge I have obtained thought the years with you.
We will cover many topics concerning the bass:
This class explains and demonstrates how to tune your guitar before getting ready to play.
This class breaks down the elements that make up a bass guitar. This is important to know to you give a better understanding of how to handle the bass guitar.
This class helps you to know how best to take care of the bass guitar
Every bass needs an Amp! In this class we will discuss the functionality of the bass amp.
We will look at various right hand techniques that are used by most of the world famous bass players today.
In this class we will go though various left hand techniques that will help you become a great bass player.
In this class we will look at using the Thumb exclusively and what sounds your thumb can create on the bass.
To be a great bass player requires strength in both your left and right hand. In this video we will go though different exercises to build strength in your hands.
We will discuss the basics of the Major Scale.
We will discuss the basics of the Minor scale.
We will discuss the basics of the pentatonic scale
In this video we will look at applying double notes as a technique.
This class is a more advanced look at using double notes whilst playing the bass.
In this class we will be discussing the use of eighth notes whilst playing the bass.
In this class we will be discussing the use of sixteenth notes whilst playing the bass.
Learn how to apply muted bass notes as a technique.
Bass playing is not just playing one at a time, in this video we will be discussing using octaves whilst playing the bass.
How to apply the use of open strings whilst playing the bass
Using open strings on the bass is very effective. This video will show you how best to use open strings.
We will take a more advanced look at using open strings on the bass guitar.
Developing speed is crucial to becoming a great bass player. In this video we will go though some exercises to help develop your speed.
The thump technique is dynamic on the bass. In this video we will look at how to use your thumb to create that famous thump sound!
In this class we will be looking at the slap bass technique.
in this class we will go though the Thump and slap technique that has become a staple for many famous bass players today.
Using this thump exercise will help you develop speed and accuracy.
What is Open, Hammer and Pluck? Once we discuss this you will be so happy to add this style into your technique.
Learn how to play triplets and tackle those tricky and fast bass lines with ease.
In this class we will discuss the use of Walking bass lines.
In this video we will take a further look into developing Walking bass lines.
Bass playing is about the groove. We will discuss how to best tackle the subject of holding down a strong bass groove.
In this class we will discuss the importance of being able to play to a beat.
We will take a more advanced look into playing to a drum beat.
Ok, so lets see how much you have learned so far. Can you copy this bass line? This is a great exercise to help you become a fantastic bass player.
Copy this bass line to sharpen your skills even further.
Another exercise for you to copy and learn from to take your bass playing to another level.
Here is a famous bass line for you to learn and sharpen your skill level.
Here is another famous bass line for you to exercise with to help develop your skills on the bass.
Copy this tricky bass line that has been played for over 30 years. This will definitely take you bass playing to the next level.
Play along to a keyboard and drum track to see how far your bass playing has gone since the beginning of the bass course!
Music is fun and we all need to be encouraged from time to time. Do not think you are alone in learning, this course is designed just for you and will take you step by step until your become that great bass that you desire to be.
Just a few guide lines about this course.
Increase your knowledge about the bass guitar.
My name is Lee Ferguson. I have been playing the bass for over 30 years now and have been playing at a professional level for over 15 years. I was trained in the United Kingdom and have played in many live performances and on numerous albums. I cover a range of genres from Gospel to Rock.
My playing has enabled me to travel the world playing for various artists and I recently relocated to the United States where I am now a professional full-time musician.