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Bass Lessons & Tips

Free bass lessons from MTD endorsing artist Dale Titus*

Video Lessons Written Lessons


TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Figure 8 Warm-Up

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Warming Up Before You Play

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Fretting Hand Tips

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Hyper Neck Study

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Hyper Neck Study #2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Progressive Stretching

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Muting Techniques

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Trills and Bends

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Hand Drills

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #4

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #5

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #6

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #7

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Plucking Speed #8

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Thumb Anchor

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #4

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #5

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chop Builder #6

2-MInute Bass Lesson: Palm Muting

 

HARMONY AND THEORY

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Understanding Intervals

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Practicing Scales Part 1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Practicing Scales Part 2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Practicing Scales Part 3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Major Pentatonic Scale

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Minor Pentatonic Scale

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Intro to the Modes

2-MInute Bass Lesson: The Dorian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Phrygian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Lydian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Mixolydian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Aeolian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Locrian Mode

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Chaining the Modes

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Bass Chords

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Major Triads

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Minor Triads

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Diminished Triads

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Augmented Triads

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Major 7 Arpeggios

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Minor 7 Arpeggios

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Dominant 7th Arpeggios

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Minor7(b5) Arpeggios

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tritones Substitutions

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Applying Arpeggios #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Applying Arpeggios #2

 

SLAPPING

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Basics

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Percussive Slapping

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Pop Clap Thumb Triplets

2-Minute Bass Lesson: The Ricochet Slap Lick

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Muted Double Thumb

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Raked Triplets

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Lefthand Claps

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #4

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #5

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #6

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #7

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #8

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #9

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #10

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #11

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #12

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #13

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Slap Groove #14

 

TAPPING

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Developing 2-Hand Tapping

2-Minute Bass Lesson: String Set-Up for Tapping

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #2

2-MInute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #4

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #5

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #6

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #7

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #9

2-Minute Bass Lessons: Tapping Pattern #10

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #11

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #12

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #13

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #14

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #15

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #16

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Tapping Pattern #17

OTHER STUFF

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Learning Your Amp's EQ

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Learning The Fretboard Pt. 1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Strap Height

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Playing with a Delay

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Playing Harmonics

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Studio Tools #1

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Studio Tools #2

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Studio Tools #3

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Drum Machine Drops

2-Minute Bass Lesson: Practice Routines

2-Minute Bass Lesson: More with Loopers

























 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



TECHNIQUE DEVELOPEMENT

Developing your Fingerstyle Technique

The Tale of Two Fretting Techniques

Rocco - Jaco - Finger - Funko

Hyper Neck Study Part 1

Plucking Hand Speed #3

Plucking Hand Speed #4

Plucking Hand Speed #5

Plucking Hand Speed #6

Plucking Hand Speed #7

Plucking Hand Speed #8


Chop Builder #1

Chop Builder #2

Chop Builder #3

Chop Builder #4

Chop Builder #5

Chop Builder #6

 

HARMONY AND THEORY

Applying Arpeggios #1

Applying Arpeggios #2

Bass Chord Chart

Major Key Signatures

 

SLAPPING

Slap Groove #1

Slap Groove #2

Slap Groove #3

Slap Groove #4

Slap Groove #5

Slap Groove #6

Slap Groove #7

Slap Groove #8

Slap Groove #9

Slap Groove #10

Slap Groove #11

Slap Groove #12

Slap Groove #13

Slap Groove #14

 

TAPPING PATTERN

Tapping Pattern #5

Tapping Pattern #7

Tapping Pattern #10

Tapping Pattern #11

Tapping Pattern #12

Tapping Pattern #13

Tapping Pattern #14

Tapping Pattern #15

Tapping Pattern #16

Tapping Pattern #17

 

ODDS & ENDS

Set-up Instructions from Mike Tobias

Learning to be a Sight Reading Bassist Part 1

Sample Practice Journel

*Dale Titus has been a bass instructor since 1984. He has been a teacher and counselor at the Bass Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA and was the Editor of Bass Frontiers Magazine. His instructional DVDs "Ultimate Beginner Series for Bass: Bass Basics" continues to be a top-seller, and was selected by Bass Player Magazine as one of the Top 25 Best Bass Values. Dale is a MTD Kingston endorsing artist and very enthusiastic about offering these free lessons in the Zone!