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! NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
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.
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…..