Bass Guitar - Exercises & Warm-ups

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Right-Hand Warm-Ups on Bass Guitar

Just as with any other physical activity, you need to prepare your body for the task of playing bass guitar. Without proper exercise, your hands simply won't be strong enough or coordinated enough to endure [more…]

Right-Hand, Same-String Bass Guitar Warm-up Exercises

Before your hands will be strong enough to survive hours of bass guitar playing, you need to strengthen them with exercise. Knowing how to warm up using right-hand same-string strokes will give your right [more…]

Bass Guitar Warm-up Exercise: Right-hand Accents

Before your hands will be strong enough for hours of bass guitar playing, you need to strengthen them with exercise. Knowing how to warm up using right-hand accents will give your right hand the strength [more…]

Right-Hand, String-Crossing Bass Guitar Warm-up Exercises

Before your hands will be strong enough for hours of bass guitar playing, you need to strengthen them with exercise. Knowing how to warm up using right-hand string crossing is the final stage to preparing [more…]

How to Practice Bass Guitar Finger Permutations

Get ready for one of the best exercises you’ll ever find for bass guitar players: finger permutations. By learning how to practice finger permutations, you can prepare for every possible combination of [more…]

How to Warm-Up on the Bass Guitar with Right-Hand Same-String Strokes

When you play notes on the same string of the bass guitar, you need to be able to alternate between your index and middle fingers so you can play notes in rapid succession and with an even tone. The following [more…]

How to Warm-Up on the Bass Guitar with Right-Hand Accents

The following steps take you one step closer to creating music on your bass guitar and introduces accents into your playing. For musicians, accents refer to making some of the notes you play stick out [more…]

How to Warm-Up on the Bass Guitar with Right-Hand String Crossing

The final stage of the right-hand warm-up for the bass guitar is called string crossing. How do you cross the strings? It's really, very straightforward. Just remember the following rules: [more…]

How to Warm-Up on the Bass Guitar with Left-Hand Finger Permutations

The job of your left hand is to press down on the string at the appropriate fret on the bass guitar, which gives you the desired pitch, while the right hand strikes the same string simultaneously, producing [more…]

How to Play Your First Song on the Bass Guitar While Reading Music

It's about time to apply all the theoretical stuff and play some music on your bass guitar, wouldn't you say? With sheet music, you usually get one or two different notational devices to work with, such [more…]

How to Play Basic Triads on the Bass Guitar

Bass guitarists often play several notes of a chord simultaneously, but first, you must start with the triad. The triad is the basic chord form, consisting of the three most important notes of any scale [more…]

How to Play Major Chord Inversions in C on the Bass Guitar

Here, you will be walked through playing the inversions for the C major chord on the bass guitar. You can use these same patterns for any major chord inversion. In these examples, the octave is added to [more…]

How to Play Minor Chord Inversions in C on the Bass Guitar

Minor chord inversions on the bass guitar work on the same premise as major chord inversions. Here, you will be walked through playing the inversions for the C minor chord. You can use these same patterns [more…]

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