Watch the Chordally Yours online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Solo Bass

Using chords is a great way to make a solo bass piece interesting for the listener AND the performer. In this piece you'll learn to play two, three and four note chords to build the composition and create different sounds and moods. This is a quiet piece that requires a real mastery of the techniques for you to play it with enough control to make the music happen. It's generally better to use your bridge pickup when playing chords, as that will give you a clearer tone and help you avoid having the chords sound indistinct.