Bass Tone

In episode 3 of the Bass Tone podcast, you’ll learn about the various playing techniques bass players can use to adjust their tone, including:

• Finger-style and plectrum playing
• Slap bass (slaps and pops)
• Hammer-ons and pull-offs (slurs)
• Tapping
• Slides

The episode is based on Playing Techniques Part 1 and Part 2 but Nick throws in plenty of new examples and demo riffs along the way, so even if you’ve read the corresponding Bass Tone articles, it’s definitely still worth listening to this episode.

You can subscribe to the Bass Tone podcast in iTunes, or your favourite podcasting program using the feeds below:

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You can also download this episode directly:

Bass Tone Podcast – Part 3
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The podcast is an M4A (AAC) file, which should play back on most modern audio software and portable music players. If you have any problems downloading or playing the file please let us know.

If you have any thoughts on the episode, or suggestions for future Bass Tone podcast episodes – leave a comment below!

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