Every guitarist knows that the key to achieve the all-important "groove," especially in a blues band setting, is a capable bass guitar player. Additionally, almost every guitarist has at one point or another picked up a bass and messed around with it, but most haven't taken the time to actually learn the instrument correctly. Luckily for us all, Brad Carlton has cooked up a killer set of beginner bass lessons designed to get you from ground zero to blues bass hero in a quick, fun, and interactive way.
In this Freshman Series course, Brad Carlton teaches you basic theory, breaks down essential techniques, explains ear training, and most importantly, shows you how to get that groove and be a real bass player. In the end, Blues Bass will take you from an absolute beginner to solid player holding down the groove in a 12 bar blues format.
You'll start with the extreme basics like learning how to hold and tune the bass guitar and then dive deeper into right and left hand techniques and simple bass line constructions.
You'll learn a ton of variations along the way like 6th arpeggios, 7th arpeggios, straight eighth and shuffle eighth rhythms, I IV V layouts on the fingerboard to accommodate all keys, the “quick change”, ascending and descending turnarounds, and “the skip.”
The best part is that this course is fully interactive. Not only will you receive 5 jam tracks with drums and guitar so you can be the bass player sitting in the driver's seat driving the band, but you'll also have the opportunity to actually play along with Brad Carlton for more hands-on learning.
Tab, fingerboard diagrams, and charts for different combinations of notes are also included. You'll have a great overview of your options for creating great blues bass lines. Everything you need to get up and running with the bass guitar is included in this course, and it's guaranteed to give you the chops to add "Blues Bass Player" to your resume. Dig in and get that groove!