Video 1: In part one (1 of 2) of this six string bass lesson, acclaimed bassist Ben Shepherd shows you how to play chordally on the bass guitar. Ben breaks down various comping techniques and voicings in order to help you become more musical with your chordal bass playing. If you want to learn how to comp effectively on the bass guitar, this masterclass is for you!
Topics Covered: 6 string bass, comping, chord voicings, triads, range, minor, major, 7th chords, upper structures, playing like a pianist, harmony, arpeggiating chords, emulating a Rhodes, tone, using the phaser and emulating tremolo, comping for a bassist, 6/9 chords, fingerpicking, sounding like a guitar, “alien voicings”, tapping, Etc.
Video 2: In part two (2 of 2) of this six string bass lesson, acclaimed bassist Ben Shepherd shows you how to add interest and musicality to your bass playing. Ben breaks down various techniques to enhance your soloing and accompanying skills on the bass guitar. If you're looking to bolster your bass playing arsenal, this video is for you!
Topics Covered: 6 string bass, comping, right hand technique, legato technique, dynamics, adjusting your tone, fingerpicking, soloing, being musical, palm muting, utilizing headroom, your sound, keeping the groove, using a light touch, hammer ons, exercises, Etc.