3 Reasons You Should Be Transcribing

Transcribing other peoples music is one of the best forms of practice out there. In this video I talk through three of the main benefits of doing this kind of practice!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, a really advanced bassist or anywhere in between. There’s always something great that can be learned from listening to another musician and working out how to play they’re music.

You don’t always have to study other bass players either. In this video I give the example of transcribing some vocal lines from Norah Jones and playing them on the bass. Just try and find something you like the sound of and start there.

You don’t have to progress at any particular speed either. You can do one bar a day or an entire tune a day. It’s just a question of how much time you can devote to it.

Try this out and leave me a comment below to tell me what you think!

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  1. Hello Hugh

    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you express in this video. I can say “I agree” because I have experienced all these issues myself, both in my own learning and teaching bass and music in general.

    Many of my online bass lesson students will agree too.

    Thanks for publishing your advice.

    Kind regards,
    George Urbaszek

    1. Thanks for checking out the video George! It’s great to know you see this as being really important to teach to your students as well!



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