Bass Lessons: Gospel - Funk
Have you ever wondered...
How to give any song a little extra "juice" that will make heads turn when you’re playing?
If you have wondered this... Here is something you should know.
Learn Gospel Bass Lines: Funk - R&B - Master Class
There is no doubt that the electric bass has become more important, more predominate and a much more integral part of popular music: But nowhere is that more apparent than in the complex grooves of Funk, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel music as it’s played today.
With our Funk – R&B – Gospel Master Class video bass lessons we will not only give you the basics for you to lay down a solid foundation for your band, but also the techniques and musical knowledge so you will shine when doing so.
These bass lessons are taught by world renowned bassist Leo Brooks. Leo has toured the world backing acclaimed artists such as John Legend, Lauryn Hill and many others. Here he will show you secrets you won’t find anywhere else: Some of the techniques were created by Leo himself.
These are not “old school” bass lessons that you might find all over the internet, but contemporary gospel bass lessons with the progressive edge that is so prevalent in today’s music. In fact we recommend these bass lessons for Rock, Hip-Hop and even Country bassists as cross-genre and mixed influences infiltrate the musical spectrum in an every increasing manner.
Designed for the intermediate bass player already familiar with the instrument, Leo walks you through the steps one at a time building your knowledge and reinforcing it with each bass lesson that follows. In this comprehensive manner you’ll move through these bass lessons not knowing only what to play, but how to apply it properly in the most musical manner.
And, we’ll even show you a few tricks so when it’s your turn to solo, heads will turn as you finesse the bass to new musical heights.
And you can do it all without being able to read music. As with all of our bass lessons, each of these lessons is present with clear, gospel bass guitar tabs (bass TABs) as well as standard music notation so it’s always easy to follow along.
So take advantage of these bass lessons and move comfortably from rhythm section foundation to center stage soloist, as you play with the chops and the intensity as required in Funk, R&B and Gospel today!
Learn How to Play Funk Bass Technique
In the first volume of these video bass lessons you will learn the techniques that will diversify your playing and have you coaxing new unique sounds out of your instrument, and the application of these techniques to playing Funk.
You will be shown the right hand techniques to extend the tonal range of the electric bass such as palm muting and different plucking styles and how to apply them in a musical fashion. These bass lessons will also show you the right hand “fingerstyle” method, the method that is predominate in bass playing today for its tone, practicality and polytonal potential.
Internationally acclaimed bassist Leo Brooks will show you his own personal style that combines fingerstyle with string popping. This is just one of the features in these bass lessons that you won't find anywhere else. This is a prefect follow up to the extremely popular slap bass lessons we offer in our Bass Lessons Complete Video Pack.
Left hand applications will also be examined in-depth to bring out all the tonal possibilities that are signatures of authentic funk bass grooves, including the little known but highly effective left hand muting technique that will make you bass lines more percussive and distinctly impressive.
Then bringing these bass lessons altogether, Leo will show you how to add these elements to your playing in real world music situation.
Starting with a Funk bass line using a simple bass pattern, Leo shows you how to make it groove. There upon in subsequent bass lessons he will demonstrate how to apply the techniques you learn previously, adding tasteful embellishment appropriate for backing singers and other instrumentalist. Building upon that, he will take you into full-on solo mode for a complex but musical approach to the bass instrumental. And it is all charted in easy to read gospel bass guitar tabs and standard music notation for you to follow along with.
Using this method, starting small and building big, you will never feel like you're over your head. Unlike many online free bass lessons, our electric bass lessons are designed to integrate what you learn from one lesson into the next. You set the pace you want to learn, and your previous bass lessons are always there to go back and review.
With its emphasis on groove and technique, our Bass Lessons: Funk – R&B – Gospel Master Class Vol. 1 will have you playing in the expressive style that is the staple of every great bass player.
Gospel Bass Licks and R&B
Applying the techniques that you learned in our Bass Lessons Funk – R&B – Gospel Master Class Vol. 1, this second volume dives into the realm of modern Rhythm & Blues and Gospel music.
Highly respected studio bassist Leo Brooks shows you his approach in these bass lessons to building and expanding on musical ideas that take the bass from backing instrument in the rhythm section to featured soloist front stage.
In these video bass lessons, Leo starts with simple bass-line progressions, and shows you which licks and techniques just as he plays them in studio sessions with A-list musicians and top-notch R&B recording artists. These are the grooves, the fills, and the licks that are proven to be the best with these specific music genres.
Each of the subsequent bass lessons adds another level of complexity to these progressions eventually and methodically turning them into full-blown bass instrumentals. Using this procedure, starting with the basics and building upon them, helps you retain what you have learned so you'll have this knowledge at you disposal when you need it most: on stage or in the studio.
Of course, each lesson includes easy-to-read bass tablature, as well as Leo's video bass instruction.
The nuances of each these styles (Funk, R&B and Gospel) really allows the bass to stand out, and truly showcases the ability of the soloist.
Various tempos and feels, from slow R&B ballads to Gospel's increasing popular “Shout” style, are covered in these bass lessons, something you probably won't find with most free online bass lessons found on the internet. Our concept is to give you the tools you can actually use in real life music situations.
With our Funk – R&B – Gospel Master Class bass lessons you'll increase your musical diversity and will find that the knowledge you gained (and the bass licks that you learned) can be applied in many different genres of music. Who knows, maybe your application these techniques could make you a groundbreaker, regardless of what style you play.
How to Play Electric Bass Solos - Free Bonus
Bass players, do you know what to do to make heads turn when you’re improvising a solo?
We have included with this series of Funk, R&B and Gospel bass lessons our Solo Secrets video bass lessons. With standard music notation as well as bass tablature, we’ll show you the tricks of the trade that professional bass players use to structure their solos from the ground up; a bonus that you won’t find in most bass lessons elsewhere on the internet.
You’ll start with an easy pre-constructed solos, then step-by-step add licks and learn other embellishments to turn your solo into an impressive musical statement. These are the bass soloing lessons that help you find new and interesting ways to develop your solos and ultimately help you extend your own musical voice to where it’ll stand on its own.
You’ll be prepared with our Soloing Secrets bass lessons when it’s your turn to take center stage: You’ll show the world what you’re made of by playing intelligent, articulate solos that voice the emotion and expressiveness that is in the heart of every musician.