10 Top Bass Playing Tips with Les Claypool

Primus frontman Les Claypool has been dazzling audiences with his unique bass playing for nearly 30 years. He shares some of his four-string wisdom with us… 1: Practice a lot when you are young “When you’re first learning, practice is extraordinarily important so you can get your technique, the mechanics of it, down. “I don’t practice More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Arpeggio Armoury

Step right this way for more practical ear training to help improve your musical senses. Arpeggios are formed from scales. For example, to make a C major arpeggio, you take the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Chromatic Scales

Hum along and hear your musicianship improve with every step. Douglas Noble reveals all In this part of our journey through various guitar techniques we are solely concerned with the chromatic scale. This will test More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Tap Tempo

Welcome to the arpeggiated land of tapping: abandon all credibility, ye who enter here… And now for something completely different. After a couple of Boot Camps based on time-honoured scales and arpeggios, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Finger Food

These major scale arpeggios will carry you all over the fingerboard. Ready? Let’s go… An arpeggio is the first, third and fifth notes of a scale played consecutively – normally with the octave at the top More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Audio Visual

Get your head round these ‘visualisation’ techniques and unlock that fingerboard! Previous drills have been largely based on physical playing techniques, with exercises on how to develop them or ones concerned More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Mix ‘n’ Match – Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm

Rock’n’roll rhythm guitar is an essential bedrock style for the well-rounded guitar slinger. Join us as we look at some classic moves and add a few possibilities that open the creative gates Rock’n’roll More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Any Major Dude

You’ve been running, but you can avoid it no longer. It’s time for a major scale workout! They’re the scourge of many a music student – but if approached correctly, major scales can massively benefit your More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Texas Style Blues

Time to get in line for some basic blues rhythm techniques, courtesy of Stevie Ray Vaughan It’s time to learn a blues rhythm guitar technique, similar to the one used by Stevie Ray Vaughan in Pride And Joy from More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Bass Techniques – Play Like: The Stranglers

They arrived on the DIY punk wave but the Stranglers were a skilled, hard-bitten bunch of musicians with a monster bass player – Jean-Jacques Burnel. Gareth Morgan smells a rat The Stranglers are probably More...