Chords For Bass Guitar
A Complete Guide To Chords & Chordal Playing On Bass Guitar
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‘Chords For Bass Guitar is awesome! After taking this course I have built my confidence and with the new understanding I’ve begun my own chord compositions. I highly recommend this course. ‘ Erica Bunce – USA
‘When you can play the more common chords on the bass, you get a better understanding of what the rest of the band is trying to do. Once you take this course, you won’t regret it at all.’ John Follis – USA
‘This is worth the price a few times over, great course!!’ Christian Magaraggia – Australia
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Chords For Bass Guitar Course?
Chords For Bass Guitar is a complete step by step approach to understanding chords and chordal playing on the bass guitar.
It is a multimedia course using a combination of video lessons, PDF workbooks and MP3 backing tracks to provide a comprehensive understanding of chord construction and application.
What level of player is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at any player looking to get started with chordal playing. However, an intermediate level of bass playing ability would be recommended as the minimum entry standard due to the technical hurdles involved.
What Will I Learn?
After completing the course you will have the knowledge and ability to construct bass lines and riffs containing an assortment of chordal structures, play a chordal accompaniment through most chord progressions in a variety of styles and create solo chordal arrangements outlining both melody and harmony on the bass guitar.
How Long Are The Lessons?
The lesson lengths vary but the complete course contains over 8 hours of video content.
How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything?
The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There is a Dropbox folder for each module containing a Course Workbook and any relevant practice tracks.
Is There A Time Limit On Taking The Course?
No. You can take as long as want. There are no time limits
Do I Have Lifetime Access To The Course?
If you purchase the course then yes, you have lifetime access to the course and its material.
Lucy N (verified owner) –
Loved this course! I really enjoy playing like this, I love the sounds and experimenting. Its opened up to me different possibilities and I can even take this knowledge over to other instruments. Just adds extra to your bass playing for sure. Highly recommended.
Alain M (verified owner) –
Excellent course, it helped me with the other courses on the site.
Liam Goethals (verified owner) –
Great for soloistic playing and improving technique!
Robert Baumet (verified owner) –
When I first started playing bass back in the 80’s my instructor really did not spend much time with me on chords. I thought the world of the guy and thought maybe chords were not necessary. After all, he was in one of the biggest area bands. But, I always loved and gravitated to bass players who incorporated chords. Because of what I am leaning in this course, I honestly wish that I incorporated chords right from the very beginnings of by bass playing. Like planting a tree then best time to plant was twenty years ago, the seconds best time to plant is right now! :-) I know I am becoming a better all around bass player because of this course in every aspect of my playing.
Mick Tomazou –
I really enjoyed this course – just learning how to play some of the basic chords in a way which I could use was really inspirational. Especially enjoy using 6ths and 10ths – easy to slip into riffs and they add a certain something to your sound.
Keep up the great work Mark.
John Follis (verified owner) –
This is an excellent course for learning how to play chords on the bass. To be honest, there isn’t that many courses talking about chords for bass. I highly recommend this course because then you can start to play everything from the double and triple stops in a band to spice up your bass lines and impact the sound of the rest of the band in a way that other instruments simply cannot do. But also, Piano/Keyboard Players and Guitar Players can talk to all the band mates about certain parts of a song as they are rehearsing. /But it’s not something that Bass Players do very often if at all. Now surely you can go up to a Piano/Keyboard and play the chords or you can pick up an Electric or Acoustic Guitar and try to play chords and hope for the best. But when you can play the more common chords like triads and seventh chords on the bass, you get a better understanding of what the rest of the band is trying to do. And that makes for better bass line creation. But as I mentioned with those instruments above, they can comp a singer or other solo instrument of some sort by playing chords. Now as a bass player, you are not just limited to single bass lines only, you now can also comp a singer or other solo instrument. And it just feels wonderful to take part in that. And Mark does describe fingerings in the video lessons. So if you are Blind and can’t see, you may not be able to use the workbook material with a screen reader yet, but at least for me, I found that listening to Mark in the video lessons was helpful enough. Once you take this course, you won’t regret it at all.
erica bunce (verified owner) –
Chords For Bass Guitar is awesome! After taking this course I have built my confidence with playing a variety of bass chords, I have begun reading “The Real Book,” and with the new understanding I have begun my own chord compositions. I highly recommend this course. Bass chords are a vital component to understanding how the notes relate and to prepare for bass solos.
Christian M (verified owner) –
This is worth the price a few times over, great course!!