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Oteil Burbridge: Who RU - Six String Bass

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11 Videos | Length: 58min 17sec
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  • Introduction 3:36


    In this first video, we are introduced to bassist Oteil Burbridge as he plays us a song with his 6 string.

  • Rhythm Concepts Pt. 1 7:06

    Rhythm Concepts Pt. 1

    In this next video, Oteil discussed rhythm as it relates to playing with drummers, swing feels, and triplets.

  • Rhythm Concepts Pt. 2 5:55

    Rhythm Concepts Pt. 2

    Oteil continues the discussion by talking about different styles of music and the rhythmic concepts behind them.

  • Listen to Styles 6:41

    Listen to Styles

    Here, we are taught the importance of listening and research to your own style.

  • Emotional & Spritual Aspects 4:31

    Emotional & Spritual Aspects

    Next, Oteil goes over using emotion in your playing and writing to make a strong connection with others.

  • Finding Your Own Voice 5:26

    Finding Your Own Voice

    In this video, Oteil talks about using your influences, not just for learning and imitation, but to find your own musical voice.

  • Harmony 6:13


    We continue by discussing harmonic concepts such as perfect pitch, relative pitch, and chords.

  • Thinking Melodically 2:53

    Thinking Melodically

    Here, Oteil shows us how thinking and playing melodically can be the strongest tool we have in creating good music.

  • Favorite Bass Players Pt. 1 6:26

    Favorite Bass Players Pt. 1

    Oteil goes over bass players that influced him when he started playing bass.

  • Favorite Bass Players Pt. 2 5:02

    Favorite Bass Players Pt. 2

    He continues his discussion of favorite bass players including those he's followed throughout his career.

  • Final Words 4:28

    Final Words

    In this final video, Oteil gives his final words and plays us out with one more song.

Product Overview

In this Hal Leonard video series you’ll learn 6 string bass techniques and more from Oteil Burbridge, “the Michael Jordan of the bass”, who has played bass with the legendary Allman Brothers Band since 1997.

In this comprehensive and entertaining video series Oteil discusses the fine points of bass playing and musicianship, including rhythm concepts, African, Latin, jazz, funk, polyrhythms, and basic drumming concepts.

Continuing on, harmony is discussed including chord structure and shapes for the six-string bass, listening to artists from various styles of music, plus how to connect with the emotional and spiritual aspects of music.

Oteil then discusses how to let your emotions out in music so you can make a spiritual connection with others, relative pitch, singing along with what you play, thinking melodically, breaking musical ideas into bite-sized parts and much more.

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