Percussive Acoustic Bass Guitar Lesson – Alanis Morissette’s ‘Baba’

In this lesson I detail some basic percussive acoustic techniques such as bass beats, cutaway slaps, beated bass notes and tap technique. You’ll be learning rudiments of percussive playing as well as left and right hand separation. I offer Skype lessons, just email me at to arrange. 😀
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  1. Now i have Learned guatir

  2. Good job! I love the shirt btw

  3. The Deliberate Musician

    good video, check out my channel!
    great stuff
    good explanation
    nice approach
    I like it
    very helpful
    Sounds good!
    You have talent!
    Very inspiring.
    Keep up the great work.
    I like your sound.
    Nice job.
    Very cool

  4. That awesome, I'm percussive guitar.

  5. I am curious about acoustic bass guitars and was wondering whether the strings are steel or nylon (like normal acoustic guitars)? Also if the strings are none nylon, do you get calluses on your fingers?

  6. Richard Lawrence-Oaks

    Hey guys, sorry it has taken me so long to reply, thanks for the support!  keep your eyes peeled for more lessons, including some lap style lessons! :D

  7. Debora Commins

    You are so good. Struggling here to find more bass tabs to play Alanis. I love her songs.

  8. Hello Rich I was very impressed with your rhythm you were very good. You played along with me in the Golden Lion Bristol when I played my guitar and harmonica. Thank you

  9. Big up Rich man!

  10. aaaaaahhh the cat o nine tails strikes again! yes um still needs work ! but good lesson.

  11. Richard Lawrence-Oaks

    No problem Paul, have you tried playing it yet? 🙂

  12. wow excellent even i got that .thanks

  13. Lukas Drinkwater

    Excellent video Rich. Loving it!

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