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© 2018 The African Bass Lesson

The African Bass Lesson Part 1 delves deeply into the explanation of intricate bass guitar styles such as Congolese Soukous, Sungura from Zimbabwe and Zouk functioning as a clear learning resource giving students the opportunity to see, hear and reproduce the examples with close ups, bass tab and backing tracks.

Also included

  • Theory - learn scales in different positions on the neck

  • Rhythmic and timing exercises - improve essential aspects of your playing

  • Techniques - finger dexterity and strengthening work

  • Ear Training - backing tracks for extra practice

  • Musicology - learn the historic root of different genres

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Part 2 was filmed largely in Southern Senegal to give our students the experience of playing with a live Mbalax band and discover the wild Sabar drum patterns prevalent in the genre. Also we demonstrate how to accompany a Griot Kora player from the most famous hereditary musical family in The Casamance. Plus we breakdown African Salsa and Tumbao.

Also included

  • Improvisation - stock your arsenal with techniques and scales to build a strong bass solo.

  • Techniques - a breakdown of Soukous thumb technique

  • Ear Training - how to recognise your intervals

  • Musicology - learn how Salsa evolved from Africa

  • Recap - test yourself creating new Soukous and Zouk lines

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