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Warmup Exercises That Work

Bass Warm-Up Exercises That Work

Welcome the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this month’s lesson we’re going to look at 2 warm-up exercises I prescribe to my students to help improve their left and right hand technique.. Ex.1 - The Spider There
Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar ?

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar?

When you’re talking about guitars and instruments live onstage, which is better: wired or wireless cabling? The advantages and disadvantages are pretty much the same if you are in a gigging band, playing in a house of worship or just having fun with some friends.
Improve Your Pentatonic Playing With Just 3 Notes! PT.3

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 3

Welcome the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re looking at the humble Minor Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Last lesson we looked at adding 2
Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 2

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 2

Welcome to this Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re looking at the humble Minor Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Last lesson we looked
Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne.

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 1

Welcome to this Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re to start off by looking at the humble Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Pentatonic
Guitar Advice: Michael Harron of Harron Custom Guitars

Guitar Advice: Michael Harron of Harron Custom Guitars

[addtoany] We recently had a chat with Michael Harron who is behind Harron Custom Guitars. He talks about inception of his company and some insights to keep your guitar the best it can be! What made you start HCG? I initially started working on my
Effects Pedals for Bass Guitars

Effects Pedals Options for Bass Guitars

[addtoany] There are a lot of varying opinions on whether or not a bass player needs effects pedals, but going by the number of choices available on the market today, not only have they grown in popularity, they appear to have become the norm. Many
Fanned Fret Basses-Multi Scale The Low Down

Fanned Fret Basses-The Low Down

[addtoany] The Fanned fret bass, also known as Multi-Scale instantly look out of whack and are a little daunting when you try them out for the first time, the truth is they are surprisingly comfortable and not overly hard to get used to! The last
Choosing between 4 or 5 String Bass

Choosing between 4 or 5 String Bass Guitar

It seems these days that most bass guitar manufacturers like ESP Guitars, Ibanez and Fender are producing 5-string bass guitars, so it seems logical there are a lot more bassists playing them. Years ago, 5-strings purely seemed to be the domain of funk and metal