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Bass Essentials with Benny Rietveld

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13 Videos | Length: 1hr 14min 23sec
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  • Introduction 2:43


    Benny Rietveld welcomes you to the course and tells you what to expect in the course.

  • Warming Up 2:20

    Warming Up

    Benny talks about warming up and finger exercises.

  • Tone 7:03


    In this video, Benny discusses right hand technique and tone.

  • Finger Style 7:05

    Finger Style

    Benny talks all about basic finger style.

  • Thumping & Snapping 7:28

    Thumping & Snapping

    In this video, Benny shows the thumping and snapping techniques.

  • Thumb Picking 3:52

    Thumb Picking

    Benny demonstrates thumb picking.

  • Flamenco Strumming 2:10

    Flamenco Strumming

    Benny discusses the Flamenco strumming technique.

  • Slides, Bends & Pull-Offs 8:17

    Slides, Bends & Pull-Offs

    In this video, talks all about slides, bends, and pull-offs.

  • Chords 6:40


    Benny discusses chords.

  • Developing Speed 4:34

    Developing Speed

    Benny talks about developing your playing speed.

  • Walking Bass Lines 7:51

    Walking Bass Lines

    In this video, learn about playing walking bass lines.

  • Working with the Drummer 6:40

    Working with the Drummer

    Benny reveals the importance of playing with drummers.

  • Closing 7:40


    Benny wraps up the course.

Product Overview

In this video lesson series, Grammy®-winning bassist Benny Rietveld covers the wide array of playing styles he uses on tour and in the studio, from classic rock to gospel and funk.

Topics covered include: tone variations, right-hand techniques, left-hand techniques, walking bass lines, and working with drummers (featuring Dennis Chambers).

You also get a 24-page PDF booklet download featuring standard notation and tablature!

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