Eric welcomes you to the series.
Parts of the Bass1:11
Eric shows us each of the different parts of the Bass Guitar.
Eric demonstrates how to connect to the Amplifier, and how to turn everything on correctly.
Eric shows us how to hold and position the Bass Guitar.
Holding the Neck0:25
We take a look at how to how the Neck of the Bass in this video.
Eric shows us how to Tune your Bass with an Electronic Tuner.
Playing Technique - Fingerstyle1:50
Eric shows us how to pick the Bass with out a pick.
Playing Technique - Picking & Grinning1:22
Eric shows us how to play the Bass with a Pick.
Playing Fretted Notes1:21
Eric shows us how to play more than open strings by learning Fretted notes.
Reading Rhythm Tab1:48
Eric shows us how to read Bass Tabs.
Eric shows us how to read Rhythm Tabs.
Eric gets down to business with a song and reads through some Tabs.
Notes on the G String1:52
Eric brings some Fretted Notes into the mix.
Notes on the D String3:20
Eric moves down to the D String and shows us some riffs.
Notes on the A String1:51
Eric shows us one last String, the A String.
Dots & Ties2:02
Eric shows us Dots & Ties on the Bass Guitar.
Notes on the E String2:02
Eric dives into the E String.
Eighth Notes, Pickups, Sharps & Flats5:58
Eric goes into Sharps and Flats, and helps us understand things a bit deeper while practicing Tabs.
Dotted Quarter Notes & 3/4 Time1:54
We learn all about Dotted Notes and play some practice fills.
E Minor & F Major Scales1:24
Your fingers will be flying around the neck as Eric introduces Scales.
Eighth Rests, Root Notes & Chord Symbols2:56
Eric shows us what a Root Note is, and how to play along with Chords from the other musicians.
More Scales & the 5th3:03
Eric shows us what the 5th of the Scale is. We learn two new Scales and take this into practice.
More Sharps & Flats1:03
We start taking things a bit further using all 4 of our fingers to fret some Sharps and Flats in some songs.
Play-Along Jam Songs6:25
We learn 3 new songs in this video and play along with our Bass Tabs.
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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