How To Play Bass Guitar – Lessons for Beginners – Open Strings


In this section I will introduce you to the wonders of written music, starting with the most basic things to play on your Bass, open strings. I strongly urge every beginning Bassist to learn how to read. Not doing so will only shut you out of a great deal of information and knowledge. So the best way to start is to get used to looking at the music while you play some very simple exercises. Well learn to understand what the differences between whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, triplets and sixteenth notes are, and how to establish good practice habits to familiarize yourself with them. Ill also talk about the need to learn how to mute the strings that you are not playing and give you some tips to start working on. I will also give you some tips on right hand technique to help you get a nice consistent tone out of your Bass.
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  1. I was gonna send this to my drummer who just took up bass but I think he's got the timing already LOL

  2. Richard Kanary


  3. Julian Riechert

    good stuff

  4. Michael Barrett

    Great lesson. Great explanations.

  5. Jacobson da silva

    barney flistone

  6. I can't help but notice that the person who made this video looks like stu hamm bassist for Joe satriani

  7. Strange Slaves & Masters


  8. these are great instruction videos for bass and guitars.

  9. Svensk Valross

    I fucking hate niggers

  10. Thank you very much! It's very helpful. Don't forget to drink water. Voice sounds very thirsty.

  11. cliff burton playing for 'whom the bell tolls' brought me here

  12. Super easy…..but I already know how to read bass clef lol
    I play baraitone in Symphonic band

  13. Isabelle Dexing

    Love the lesson, but I can't stop looking at that shirt…

  14. Please ditch the annoying ads.

  15. I play guitar but I wanted to branch into bass , I don't think it will be that hard since I have gained dexterity from acoustic 

  16. Thank you for this tutorial, i find it much more help full then most as it is more direct.

  17. Links fixed!

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