Bass Lesson

Jonathan Randall

Musician / Bass Player / Bass Teacher

This section is for students to access bits and pieces that we covered in lessons. Videos are grouped into :

  • Starting Out 
  • Journeyman 
  • Expert  

There is also a section at the bottom called ‘Classic’ that are some older videos I recorded in 2009.

Starting Out

Lessons

2/2/2019 How to play Hotel Key by Old Dominion.

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9/22/2018 How to play Wicked Game by Chris Issac. This is a nice simple tune to get your groove on with. In its simplest form is only 3 notes played over 4 bars of music.

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5/06/2018 How to play Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton. This is a more complex bass line than most of the Starting out lines…If you can play this then maybe consider some of the Journeyman lessons.

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6/16/2017 Basics techniques / notes 1 - 2

6/16/2017 Basics Playalongs (Breakdown - Sweet Home Alabama, Margaritaville)

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11/7/2017 Technicques to build smoothness and speed in your playing

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9/15/2017 Breakdown, Sweet Home Alabama, Werewolves Of London, All Summer Long - Simplified Bass

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9/15/2017 Beginner Lesson - Stand By Me

Journeyman

23/11/2020  If I Could (by Aussie band 1927) - Not so much a lesson as a play along - But simple enough that you can follow along if you download the play along sheet below that details the notes and fills

Click to access Link to Playalong notes

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29/04/2020  Bass Lesson Heartache Medication

Click to access Link to TAB

20/02/2020/ Heartache On The DanceFloor

24/11/2019/ Bass Lesson Hard Man To Love

Click to access Link to TAB

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02/10/2019/ Bass Lesson Burn Out

Click to access Link to chords and TAB

09/15/2018 Bass Lesson Birthday

Click to access Link to Arrangement Notes

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09/15/2018 Bass Lesson Smoking Gun

Click to access Link to Arrangement Notes - COMING

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09/02/2018 Bass Lesson Oye Como Va

Click to access Link to Arrangement Notes

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05/05/2018 Bass Lesson “Tapping” Crystal Well

01/20/2018 White Room (Walkthrough )

Click to access Link to Bass TAB

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01/20/2018 White Room (Playalong )

11/28/2017 Brick House (Walkthrough )

Click to access Link to Bass TAB

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11/28/2017 Brick House (Playalong )

11/7/2017 Slow Hands (Play Along - see instruction video below)

11/7/2017 Slow Hands (Explanation / How To Play)

10/4/2017 Quick Lesson - Simple (but useful) Fills (Box Pattern)

7/4/2017 I Wont Back Down

7/4/2017 Eb Major Scale

Expert

11/9/2019 Bass Solo idea for Spooky

 Click to access Link Bass TAB 

 Solo is on page 2 of document (its hard to tell what is going on without the TAB because there are no fret markers on this bass - The TAB shows the solo starting at the 0.26s mark in the video)

02/18/2018 Building finger speed using a Jaco-esque riff

Click to access Link Bass TAB

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11/18/2017 Advanced Major Scales - Including Theoretical scales

9/24/2017 Harmonizing the Major scale

9/15/2017 All Along The Watchtower - to demonstrate Bass techniques

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7/4/2017 You May Be Right

Dark Necessities (RHCP)  - Playalong and explanation at the end:

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Dark Necessities (RHCP)  - Techniques:

6/28/2017 Blues Basics 6/28/2017

Basic Slap ideas - Playalong with Play That Funky Music - complete with phone beep in the middle - LOL

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Classic

3/21/2009 “Hitchin a Ride” - recorded several years ago back in Australia, complete with on-screen notation

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3/21/2009 “Cosmic Dancer’ complete with on screen notation - included Starts with original play through, then simplified version with notation then finishing with an improvised bass line

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3/19/2009 “Lets Groove Tonight’ complete with on screen notation

3/20/2009 “Fade to Black’ complete with on screen notation

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