Learn "Under The Bridge" by RHCP - Solo Bass Arrangement

A series of videos teaching you how to play each section of my solo bass arrangement step-by-step.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

“Under the Bridge” is a classic tune made famous by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But you’ve never heard it exactly this way before – a big YouTube hit that is a solo bass arrangement. It will work for auditions and recitals or when you just want to wow your audience. In the lesson series featured in this particular course, you’ll learn how to put the song together for solo bass, from intro to verse to chorus to bridge, from finger patterns to tabs and notation, complete with shortcuts and detailed explanations that will have you laying down a great solo version of this classic almost painlessly (well, you might have to practice a little).

What are the requirements?

  • Basic electric bass technique

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn how to play each and every section of the song.
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to play through the solo bass arrangement of "Under The Bridge" by RHCP.

What is the target audience?

  • Intermediate - Advanced bassists

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro
07:20

This lesson covers the "Intro" section of the song.

1 page

All of these exercises, in my opinion, will assist you with the most integral techniques of the piece, as well as most challenging.

These exercises are all meant to be played with a metronome.

Play these exercises slowly at first (40 bpm) and loop it (endless repeat) until you feel you're ready to move on. Then gradually increase tempo by 5 or 10 bpm and keep repeating this process until you arrive at the original tempo.

Section 2: Verse 1
11:46

This lesson covers the "Verse 1" section of the song.

1 page

All of these exercises, in my opinion, will assist you with the most integral techniques of the piece, as well as most challenging.

These exercises are all meant to be played with a metronome.

Play these exercises slowly at first (40 bpm) and loop it (endless repeat) until you feel you're ready to move on. Then gradually increase tempo by 5 or 10 bpm and keep repeating this process until you arrive at the original tempo.

Section 3: Verse 2
12:39

This lesson covers the "Verse 2" section of the song.

1 page

All of these exercises, in my opinion, will assist you with the most integral techniques of the piece, as well as most challenging.

These exercises are all meant to be played with a metronome.

Play these exercises slowly at first (40 bpm) and loop it (endless repeat) until you feel you're ready to move on. Then gradually increase tempo by 5 or 10 bpm and keep repeating this process until you arrive at the original tempo.

Section 4: Chorus/Post-Chorus
08:43

This lesson covers the "Chorus and Post-Chorus" sections of the song.

1 page

All of these exercises, in my opinion, will assist you with the most integral techniques of the piece, as well as most challenging.

These exercises are all meant to be played with a metronome.

Play these exercises slowly at first (40 bpm) and loop it (endless repeat) until you feel you're ready to move on. Then gradually increase tempo by 5 or 10 bpm and keep repeating this process until you arrive at the original tempo.

Section 5: Bridge
10:21

This lesson covers the "Bridge" section of the song.

1 page

All of these exercises, in my opinion, will assist you with the most integral techniques of the piece, as well as most challenging.

These exercises are all meant to be played with a metronome.

Play these exercises slowly at first (40 bpm) and loop it (endless repeat) until you feel you're ready to move on. Then gradually increase tempo by 5 or 10 bpm and keep repeating this process until you arrive at the original tempo.

Section 6: Outro
02:56

This lesson covers the "Outro" section of the song.

Section 7: Bonus Material
04:11

I would definitely suggest referring to the original solo bass arrangement video while you work your way through this course. Once you learn a section and get it up to tempo, see if you can play along with me!

04:09

If you would like to download an .mp3 of the audio from my original recording, feel free to do so here! :)

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Instructor Biography

Adam Stevens, Udemy's Premier Bass Teacher!

Bassist, composer, producer, and educator Adam Stevens recently earned his Bachelor of Contemporary Music performance degree at the prestigious Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. Adam has studied under the direction of Toronto’s top musicians such as bassists Mike Downes, Will Jarvis and Pat Kilbride. He has also attended numerous music workshops and clinics with some of the world’s finest musicians, including film composer Terrence Blanchard, bassist Victor Wooten and jazz legend Pat Metheny. Adam currently teaches private guitar and bass lessons in the Greater Toronto Area and he continuously uploads bass tutorials, covers, live footage and other FREE content to his YouTube channel, AdamStevensBass, which has amassed over a million video hits and thousands of subscribers in a few short years.

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