A Beginner’s Guide to Walking Bass: What it is & How to play it

What is a walking bass? In its simplest form, it’s a bass line that “walks” up and down the scale. It’s a common technique used in jazz, blues and other styles of music. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to play walking bass lines and explain the theory behind them. We’ll also give you […]

Blues Scales for Bass Guitar: Music Theory & Examples Explained

The blues scale is a staple of blues music and bass guitarists need to know it inside out. In this post, we will take a look at what the blues scale is, how to play it on bass guitar and what the music theory behind it is. We’ll also look at some musical examples that […]

Learning The Notes On A Bass Neck: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

If you’re just starting out on the bass guitar, the neck can seem like a daunting place to explore. With so many strings and notes to worry about, where do you even begin? In this guide, we will take you through the basics of the fretboard, including what each note is called and where it […]

6 Easiest Bass Scales for Beginner Bass Players

Bass guitar scales can be pretty daunting for beginner bass players. There are so many different scales, and it can be difficult to know where to start. In this blog post, we will discuss 6 of the easiest bass scales that beginner bass players should learn. These scales will help you get started on your […]

Sight Reading App Review – Why Is TomPlay The Real Deal

Practicing sight-reading is something many bass players avoid. Even with the help of a good sight-reading app or teacher, many find the feeling of not being able to play through even a basic piece of sheet music is too uncomfortable to handle so they simply ignore it. Before we can look at a great new […]

Learn Music Theory – Here’s Why You Need To Know It

Is it important to learn music theory? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think at first. This short story will show you why. As a young musician growing up, I often told my musician friends (and myself) that I didn’t need to learn theory because I could “play music from the heart” or […]