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FastTrack Bass 1

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:56

    Eric welcomes you to the series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Parts of the Bass

    1:11

    Eric shows us each of the different parts of the Bass Guitar.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Amp

    1:01

    Eric demonstrates how to connect to the Amplifier, and how to turn everything on correctly.

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    Tutorial 4

    Playing Positions

    1:47

    Eric shows us how to hold and position the Bass Guitar.

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    Tutorial 5

    Holding the Neck

    0:25

    We take a look at how to how the Neck of the Bass in this video.

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    Tutorial 6

    Tuning

    2:33

    Eric shows us how to Tune your Bass with an Electronic Tuner.

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    Tutorial 7

    Playing Technique - Fingerstyle

    1:50

    Eric shows us how to pick the Bass with out a pick.

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    Tutorial 8

    Playing Technique - Picking & Grinning

    1:22

    Eric shows us how to play the Bass with a Pick.

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    Tutorial 9

    Playing Fretted Notes

    1:21

    Eric shows us how to play more than open strings by learning Fretted notes.

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    Tutorial 10

    Reading Rhythm Tab

    1:48

    Eric shows us how to read Bass Tabs.

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    Tutorial 11

    Reading Rhythm

    2:38

    Eric shows us how to read Rhythm Tabs.

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    Tutorial 12

    Open Strings

    1:45

    Eric gets down to business with a song and reads through some Tabs.

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    Tutorial 13

    Notes on the G String

    1:52

    Eric brings some Fretted Notes into the mix.

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    Tutorial 14

    Notes on the D String

    3:20

    Eric moves down to the D String and shows us some riffs.

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    Tutorial 15

    Notes on the A String

    1:51

    Eric shows us one last String, the A String.

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    Tutorial 16

    Dots & Ties

    2:02

    Eric shows us Dots & Ties on the Bass Guitar.

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    Tutorial 17

    Notes on the E String

    2:02

    Eric dives into the E String.

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    Tutorial 18

    Eighth Notes, Pickups, Sharps & Flats

    5:58

    Eric goes into Sharps and Flats, and helps us understand things a bit deeper while practicing Tabs.

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    Tutorial 19

    Dotted Quarter Notes & 3/4 Time

    1:54

    We learn all about Dotted Notes and play some practice fills.

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    Tutorial 20

    E Minor & F Major Scales

    1:24

    Your fingers will be flying around the neck as Eric introduces Scales.

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    Tutorial 21

    Eighth Rests, Root Notes & Chord Symbols

    2:56

    Eric shows us what a Root Note is, and how to play along with Chords from the other musicians.

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    Tutorial 22

    More Scales & the 5th

    3:03

    Eric shows us what the 5th of the Scale is. We learn two new Scales and take this into practice.

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    Tutorial 23

    More Sharps & Flats

    1:03

    We start taking things a bit further using all 4 of our fingers to fret some Sharps and Flats in some songs.

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    Tutorial 24

    Play-Along Jam Songs

    6:25

    We learn 3 new songs in this video and play along with our Bass Tabs.

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    Tutorial 25

    Outro

    1:34

    Eric plays us out as the credits roll.

The Hal Leonard FastTrack Bass 1 series is an exciting, new way to quickly learn how to play that Bass you just bought, or have had for a while. It’s a fun, easy-to-follow approach, and best of all, it gets you playing Bass fast!

Skeptical of typical method books and videos? We think they’re kind of boring too. That’s why FastTrack is different than the rest. Before the end of this video series, you’ll be familiar with Several Great Bass Grooves, Scales, Rock Style, Blues Style, Syncopation, and much more.

Each FastTrack video series is filmed in high-definition and features on-screen music with tons of full-band examples. It’s like having a private lesson that you can pause, fast-forward, and rewind any time you want.

What’s better, the last section of all the FastTrack series (Bass, Keyboard, Drums) features the same three full-length songs, so you and your friends can form a band and jam together.

So sign up for the All-Access Web Pass or get the download, power up your gear, and let’s get you playing Bass… Watch “FastTrack Bass 1” today!

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    The Hal Leonard FastTrack® Bass 1 series is an exciting, new way to quickly learn how to play that Bass you just bought, or have had for a while. It’s a fun, easy-to-follow approach, and best of all, it gets you playing Bass fast!

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