Bass Tone

We’ve covered a lot of different material in the Bass Tone series: after 9 articles and 6 podcast episodes, it’s about time to stop and check whether your ears have kept up! We’ve had a few quizzes along the way, but this week it’s time to add a final test on bass effects, and re-check your knowledge on the previous three topics.

The first quiz is all about the sounds of the fretless, introduced in “The Upright Bass” and “Fretless Electric”. You’ll need to distinguish between fretted, upright and fretless electric bass guitar sounds to succeed:

Test Your Fretless Bass Aural Skills

Next up we’ll take a listen to different playing techniques, as introduced in Playing Techniques, Part 1 and Part 2, and the corresponding podcast episode. Do you remember all about slaps, pops, slides, pull-offs, and hammer-ons? Time to find out!

Listen to slap bass technique

Listen to Bass Tapping Technique

Finally, we spent some time on the various audio effects which can be used on bass. In Bass Effects, Part 1 (podcast) and Part 2 (podcast) you learned about compression, equalisation, overdrive, chorus, flanger, pitch shift and wah-wah effects. Listen closely and test your knowledge:

Bass Effects Listening Test

So, how did you do? Leave a comment below and share your scores.

If you have any questions about the material in the course, feel free to post them below, or in our forums.

Any problems with the quizzes? Please let us know.

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