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John Entwistle – Bass Guitar Master Class

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  • Tuning 1:42


    John Entwistle & Arlen Roth discuss the bass tuning.

  • Right Hand Technique (Ex. 1-2) 2:09

    Right Hand Technique (Ex. 1-2)

    John shows his right hand techmique. Exercises 1 and 2 in the PDF booklet.

  • Right Hand Tapping (Ex. 3-6) 4:43

    Right Hand Tapping (Ex. 3-6)

    In this video, John explains another right hand technique, tapping.

  • Pulling Method (Ex. 7-8) 1:01

    Pulling Method (Ex. 7-8)

    John discusses how the pulling method right hand technique is used.

  • Left Hand Technique (Ex. 9-10) 0:45

    Left Hand Technique (Ex. 9-10)

    In this video, John switches to the left hand and talks about his technique.

  • Octaves (Ex. 11-16) 1:29

    Octaves (Ex. 11-16)

    In this video, John talks octaves.

  • Fast Passages/Hammer-Ons (Ex. 17-20) 0:59

    Fast Passages/Hammer-Ons (Ex. 17-20)

    John shows how to use hammer-ons with the left hand.

  • Triplets (Ex. 21) 0:42

    Triplets (Ex. 21)

    John explores triplets.

  • 2:42

    "Magic Bus"/Bo Diddley - John & Arlen

    In this video, John plays The Who song "Magic Bus" with the Bo Diddley beat.

  • Picking Technique (Ex. 22-23) 2:00

    Picking Technique (Ex. 22-23)

    John talks about his picking technique.

  • Damping Technique (Ex. 24) 2:55

    Damping Technique (Ex. 24)

    John discusses damping.

  • Harmonics (Ex. 25-27) 2:33

    Harmonics (Ex. 25-27)

    In this video, John tacles harmonics.

  • Bending (Ex. 28) 1:39

    Bending (Ex. 28)

    John talks about his use of bending.

  • Pull-Off Technique (Ex. 29) 0:36

    Pull-Off Technique (Ex. 29)

    In this video, John demonstrates the "Pull-Off" technique.

  • 1:25

    "Magic Bus" - Picking (Ex. 30)

    John shows how he picks on the song "Magic Bus."

  • Playing in C with Slides (Ex. 31) 0:48

    Playing in C with Slides (Ex. 31)

    John talks about how he prefers the key of C when using slides.

  • Pentatonic Scales (Ex. 32) & Musical Pickups (Ex. 33) 4:17

    Pentatonic Scales (Ex. 32) & Musical Pickups (Ex. 33)

    In this video, john discusseshis use of Pentatonic Scales nad pickups.

  • Influences 1:17


    John shares his musical influences.

  • Hammer-Ons & Triplets 2:01

    Hammer-Ons & Triplets

    See how John plays trilets with the use of hammer-ons.

  • Five Fingers & Pulling Up 1:06

    Five Fingers & Pulling Up

    John shares how he sometimes uses all five fingers on this right hand.

  • Shapes for Bass & Walking Bass Line (Ex. 34) 1:24

    Shapes for Bass & Walking Bass Line (Ex. 34)

    John shows how he can shape the bass and make it walk.

  • Dynamics 3:29


    John discusses dynamics.

  • Chords & Creative Thinking 3:32

    Chords & Creative Thinking

    In this video, John talks about chord positions.

  • Musical Inspirations (Ex. 35) 2:06

    Musical Inspirations (Ex. 35)

    John talks about guitar players that inspired him.

  • Conclusion & Song 4:42

    Conclusion & Song

    In this final video, Arlen and John sign off and play one last song.

Product Overview

In this Hot Licks tutorial series, The Who's legendary John Entwistle gives a personal bass lesson that covers fingering, licks, octave style, chords, hammer-ons, pull-offs, picking techniques, harmonics, soloing concepts, walking bass lines, string-bending and phrasing – all in the famous Entwistle style.

This is your unique chance to learn from the man who wrote the book when it comes to rock 'n' roll electric bass!

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