Using Simple Shapes to Create Bass Lines – Lesson with Scott Devine (L#70)

Using Simple Shapes to Create Bass Lines - Lesson with Scott Devine (L#70)

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In this bass lesson I demonstrate why you should use geometric shapes as a way to learn the bass fingerboard and what options you have available.

A bit about me…

I’ve performed, recorded, shared taxis, vans, planes and boats with players such as, Adrian Ingram, Martin Simpson, Dennis Rollins, Gary Boyle, Neil Brocklebank, The Drifters, The Four Tops, The Nolans, Marisa Turner (Prince, Chaka Kahn), Peter Grant (top 5 jazz artist), Spyro Gyra, Ogie Alcasid, Vina Morales, The Jeff Andrews band (Mike Stern)and have performed at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express (London Soho), The 606 Club, The Vortex, Dubai International Jazz festival and Montreal grand prix.

I’ve also studied with an amazing host of world class musicians including Skuli Sverrisson (Allan Holdsworth), Jeff Andrews, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Brad Shepik and Adam Rogers, Gary Willis.
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  1. i lov lessens so much but my problem is i dont know how to fix your lines in any of our local songs i am ghana. i also have problem song progressions.

  2. Fuck the lessons,tell me what brand that bass is.Sounds like 2000$+ bass.Awesome.

  3. Are those gloves so you do not tarnish the strings so they retain that bright sound longer?

  4. ive figured this feature by myself and always have used it :)

  5. Scott you are so Devine, your bass lines make my shapes hard.

  6. Great lesson. Just keeping things simple gives so much flexibility for playing.

  7. This a terrific lesson Thank you!

  8. Pablo Iván Cervera

    Thanks Scott. Your classes are amazing

  9. Listen to the Song "My Lovely Man" by Red Hot Chili Peppers… I guess Flea is using these "boxes" in the song too.

  10. brilliant…..great start to my bass journey

  11. Chutiwat Thug-Ngam

    wow!!! Great lesson.Thank you very much.

  12. Natalie Nakanishi

    Thx Scott 

  13. Simple genious, Thanks scott.

  14. I agree bab. Def one of the best on you tube to date!!!!

  15. Thanks Scott, I'm impressed about how easy you show the bass playing, I understand very good this lesson despite the language, becouse actually I don't speak english very well, thank you very much, A hug from Colombia.

  16. great damn lesson.

  17. Bloody well done Scott !! And I read you have/had dystopia too? Another thing we share unfortunately. I am still fighting.

  18. This guy is a fantastic teacher!!!!

  19. Just started bass after playing guitar for decades, you've helped tremendously Sir! Much Obliged.

  20. Great lesson.  Thanks. Very helpful.  Just the way I think.  I want to know the theory behind it all, but when playing especially from chord charts, it is time to feel and jam not think of the math.  Love this approach.

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