Scott Devine of Scott’s Bass Lessons, the #1 website for learning bass guitar, shares the secrets he learnt from studying with the world’s top musicians.
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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• Electric vs. Upright bass
• Pickups: Single-coil and Humbucker
• Blending between pickups
• Active bass guitars and bass/treble boosts and cuts
• The effect of string choice on tone
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