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The Legendary Bass of Chuck Rainey

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  • Introduction 5:37

    Introduction

    Chuck Rainey welcomes you to the course and plays "And the Cowboys Still Ride with Pride".

  • Thumb Technique (exercises 1-6) 22:19

    Thumb Technique (exercises 1-6)

    In this video, Chuck discusses the thumb technique.

  • R&B and Guitar Grooves & Patterns (exercises 7-8) 6:27

    R&B and Guitar Grooves & Patterns (exercises 7-8)

    Chuck shows some R&B method and discusses grooves and patterns.

  • Chord Playing with Patterns (exercises 9-11) 4:35

    Chord Playing with Patterns (exercises 9-11)

    Watch Chuck demonstrate some chord playing with patterns.

  • Slapping & Popping (exercise 12) 1:28

    Slapping & Popping (exercise 12)

    Dig deep into the slapping and popping techniques.

  • Strum & Choke Technique (exercises 13-15) 4:10

    Strum & Choke Technique (exercises 13-15)

    Chuck discusses the strum and choke techniques.

  • One Finger Back & Forth Technique (exercises 16-20) 11:23

    One Finger Back & Forth Technique (exercises 16-20)

    In this video, Chuck demonstrates another bass technique.

  • Chord Tones, Improvising Rhythm, & Ghosting Notes (Exercises 21-24) 10:22

    Chord Tones, Improvising Rhythm, & Ghosting Notes (Exercises 21-24)

    In this final video, Chuck shows off chord tones, and improvising rhythms. He also discusses ghosting notes.

Product Overview


Chuck Rainey is a name synonymous with excellence in bass playing. He has played with such legends as Steely Dan, Sam Cooke, Paul Simon, King Curtis, The Coasters, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, and many more.

This is your chance to study with one of the most important bassists of our time. Chuck has put together the ultimate lesson – covering topics such as thumb-slap technique, development of lines and right-hand speed, chord theory and shapes, octave exercises, walking bass lines, R&B, funk and country styles, slap and pop, working with the drummer, and much more!

Get down low with Chuck Rainey today.


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The Legendary Bass of Chuck Rainey is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Chuck Rainey! Great ideas from one the best bassist ever!
Date published: 2021-06-04
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