Bass Tutorial

FastTrack Bass 1

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25 Videos | Length: 55min 1sec
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  • Introduction 1:56


    Eric welcomes you to the series.

  • Parts of the Bass 1:11

    Parts of the Bass

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

  • The Amp 1:01

    The Amp

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

  • Playing Positions 1:47

    Playing Positions

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

  • Holding the Neck 0:25

    Holding the Neck

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

  • Tuning 2:33


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

  • Playing Technique - Fingerstyle 1:50

    Playing Technique - Fingerstyle

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

  • Playing Technique - Picking & Grinning 1:22

    Playing Technique - Picking & Grinning

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

  • Playing Fretted Notes 1:21

    Playing Fretted Notes

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

  • Reading Rhythm Tab 1:48

    Reading Rhythm Tab

    Eric shows us how to read Bass Tabs.

  • Reading Rhythm 2:38

    Reading Rhythm

    Eric shows us how to read Rhythm Tabs.

  • Open Strings 1:45

    Open Strings

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

  • Notes on the G String 1:52

    Notes on the G String

    Eric brings some Fretted Notes into the mix.

  • Notes on the D String 3:20

    Notes on the D String

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

  • Notes on the A String 1:51

    Notes on the A String

    Eric shows us one last String, the A String.

  • Dots & Ties 2:02

    Dots & Ties

    Eric shows us Dots & Ties on the Bass Guitar.

  • Notes on the E String 2:02

    Notes on the E String

    Eric dives into the E String.

  • Eighth Notes, Pickups, Sharps & Flats 5:58

    Eighth Notes, Pickups, Sharps & Flats

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

  • Dotted Quarter Notes & 3/4 Time 1:54

    Dotted Quarter Notes & 3/4 Time

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

  • E Minor & F Major Scales 1:24

    E Minor & F Major Scales

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

  • Eighth Rests, Root Notes & Chord Symbols 2:56

    Eighth Rests, Root Notes & Chord Symbols

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

  • More Scales & the 5th 3:03

    More Scales & the 5th

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

  • More Sharps & Flats 1:03

    More Sharps & Flats

    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 Songs 6:25

    Play-Along Jam Songs

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

  • Outro 1:34


    Eric plays us out as the credits roll.

Product Overview

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.

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