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Watch the Jump-Start Bass Guitar online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Jump Start Bass Guitar

Welcome to Jump Start Bass. The purpose of these lessons is to get you up and running playing the bass in the shortest amount of time.

We will accomplish that by covering the basics: how to hold the instrument, tune it, and how to approach each hand in terms of technique and posture. You get practice playing open strings which will allow you to focus exclusively on the picking hand.

This is important because that's the hand that creates your tone. You'll also learn musical principles involving articulation which means how long or short a note is. We will then address the fretting hand with additional emphasis on dampening and articulation.

Next up we will study the basic rhythmic concepts so you'll know how to lock-in with the drums. You will receive 13 jam tracks which you will be playing along with. These are in a number of styles such as: straight eighth rock, slow blues, medium tempo blues shuffles, country grooves, Latin samba, and walking jazz bass. Some of these jam tracks include rhythm guitar which will enable you to experience playing in a trio rhythm section.

Within just a few minutes you will be playing music in a number of styles. You'll also receive a finger board diagram chart labeling all the notes on the bass. Musical examples will be presented in standard notation, bass tablature, and power tab. Everything you need to have a great experience is included in Jump Start Bass Guitar!