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! NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
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.
Ben Shepherd is a professional freelance Upright/Electric Bassist from Wellington, New Zealand. He is off to study at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California along side legends such as Charlie Haden, Alphonso Johnson, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse and many others.
He has worked along side top New Zealand Jazz musicians such as: Leigh Jackson, Kirsten McKenzie, Charmaine Ford, Roger Sellers, Lance Phillip, James Illingworth, Richard Wise, Nick Granville, Vaughn Roberts, James Wiley, Miles Crayford, Blair Latham, The Royal New Zealand Central Airforce Big Band, The New Zealand High Schools Jazz Orchestra and many more…..