Chris Tarry, a bassist hailing from New York City, sat down with us to talk about the road to success – what it looks like and what it doesn’t. Take a look.
Bass instruments bridge the gap between pitch and rhythm in music, connecting drummer with singer and contributing a vital aspect of music.
Bass players therefore need a range of listening skills, broader than most musicians, and each can be developed with dedicated ear training.
Ear Training for Bass Guitar
The Bass Tone series explores everything which creates the distinctive sound of the bass. From instrument choice (upright bass and electric bass guitar) to amplifiers, tone controls, and bass audio effects. Find out how to listen critically to the sound of the bass and how to perfect your own bass tone.
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Bass ear training can help any bassist develop their musical ear in several areas, including relative pitch, playing by ear, bass tone and sense of rhythm.
Ear training is not just note recognition; it is a complete awareness of everything going on in a musical moment. Learn how to listen when playing in a band.
Steve Lawson is one of the world’s leading solo bassists and a forward-thinking music educator. Learn all about how he thinks ear training should be done.
In episode 6 of the Bass Tone podcast, Bass FX Part 2, Nick Long explores some more unusual effects you can add to your bass tone. You’ll learn:
• What modulation effects are and how they work
• The Chorus and Flanger effects and how they impact your tone
• The sound of Wah-Wah effects, and why they combine well with distortion effects
• Pitch-shifter effects (including octaver effects)
Learn all about audio effects for bass guitar, including modulation, octave, pitch shift, wah-wah, chorus and flanger/phaser. How to hear them and why to learn.