Killer Bass Exercise to Build Your Technique, Fluidity and Harmony Chops // Scott’s Bass Lessons

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In this lesson I’m going to show you one of my all time favourite technique exercises, deconstruct it piece by piece and also show you how you can apply it within your solo lines.

The great thing about this exercise is that not only does it really push your string crossing techniques to the limit – but by mastering it you will also learn all of the arpeggios that are within the major scale, all in one fingering position!

This exercise is great for your technique, your string crossing, and your harmony chops too. Three birds with one stone!

Ooo… and make sure you watch it to the end, as I also show you how you can take this exercise and start applying it to your solo lines too – it’s super fun.

As always, see you in the shed…

Scott 🙂

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50 Comments

  1. Riverland REZ on March 23, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Just Woke With a GoaL…WANNA Do the Star Spangled Banner on My Bass…Jimmy Hendrix style…New Video Idea for you Scott..

  2. CRAIG BACHMAN on March 23, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    LOVE IT

  3. Deathly Rose on March 23, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    i have always been meaning to ask what is up with the glove ? also love the videos they have been quite informative

  4. djgilbert01 on March 23, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Why do you use a glove? what does this help with?

  5. Riverland REZ on March 23, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    The glove not a Gimmick but a guide…But for him..Nerve Thing….Bass On!

  6. RearViewMirror Dave Lavin on March 23, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Scott, you’re tips and drills are the best…..and actually useful! Thank you!

  7. reidki009 on March 23, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I can figure the arpeggios once I’m sure of where to play the base note. My guesses:
    C on 8th of E string
    D on 10th of E
    E on 7th of A string
    F on 8th of A
    G on 10th of A
    A on 7th of D string
    B on 9th of D String
    C on 10th of D
    Is that correct?

  8. Christian Mildh on March 23, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Great lessons. It would be very helpful for newbies if you had small chord charts on screen as you are doing chord sequences, since the exact fingering is often hard to see. It would of course require more work at your end.

  9. Thijs van Gisbergen on March 23, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    dirty bass with 60 drums sound pretty awesome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7wrEi46xLM&feature=youtu.be

  10. Aaron Ndombele on March 23, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    May be a stupid question, but how to make that special Sound with the last string like in min 0:34, 0:38 or 2:18 ?

  11. Alberto P on March 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Great lesson, both theory and technique at the same time. Thanks a lot!

  12. William Evans on March 23, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    "Plick" is a fusion of pluck and pick-

  13. J W on March 23, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Now I just have to watch it 500 times,,lol

  14. Stacey Forget on March 23, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    is his pinky the same length as his index finger??? how. my pinky is basically useless. i’d probably play better if i cut it off

  15. demetrio5171 on March 23, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Nice

  16. Chris Goff on March 23, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    What, no workbook?!

  17. Hero PokeBlox on March 23, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    The 44 seconds in the beginning of the vid might be the best part of the day

  18. Repugnant Man on March 23, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I want to know exactly what the tab is for the chords he is playing between 2:53-3:08 can anyone help me? I tried looking online with no luck. Hard to see if some of his fingers are on the string or not

  19. M on March 23, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    What sorcery is this? 4:10

  20. John M Jones on March 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Have you heard of a band called Brand X

  21. S'R oldman on March 23, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    for me who has a small asian finger at first looks terrible but over time it’s really fun if you have a diagram for a lesson where I can download it because I keep repeating videos when there are mistakes when I practice I am very grateful if you want to share. thank you mr scott

  22. Ray on March 23, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    That is PLICK’EN AWESOME DUDE… I gave this to a bass student today and am plying it on standard six string electric and acoustic guitars myself..! so dynamically useful for learning or reinforcing music theory, training the ear and muscle memory!
    Thank You Sir & God bless,
    Ray

  23. John Doe on March 23, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    It s super clear. Thank a lot, really. You are the best Scott!!!

  24. Tore Edström on March 23, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    For nine years I played bass in a
    dance band here in Sweden using
    my dear Fender P B, my best friend.

  25. viaggiatorecosmico on March 23, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Scott. Strong ex. I love the chromatic jazzy at the end.

  26. Ben Roswell on March 23, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    How much is the actual course?

  27. BEN PORTER GUITAR on March 23, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Every time I go on YouTube…..Scott’s bass lessons. I might quit guitar so I don’t get so smashed by his adverts……..what he does is GREAT! BUT SERIOUSLY. LEAVE ME ALONE FOR AT LEAST ONE BASEBALL HIGHLIGHT

  28. Paggie Lee on March 23, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    They teach U that in Music College

  29. David Goode on March 23, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome!

  30. Carmelo Fernández on March 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks a lot from Caracas Venezuela, you are a great teacher. THANKS AGAIN..
    It is a pity that because of the sanctions against my country I cannot buy your courses and learn more and more…Your YOUTUBE ist an oasis…

  31. Sekho Puro on March 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Scott, I love your teaching, but I hv a request if you could increase the volume of your bass so that I can hear better..this will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  32. ShiverShins on March 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    The color effect in the beginning was so sick

  33. J W on March 23, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Humble and talented, gets the point across mater of fact,,,word, and hella funny

  34. Paul Chuke on March 23, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Hey, Scott.

    Do you do one to one online lessons? I would like give it as a gift to an enormous fan of yours.

    Thanks,

    Paul

  35. Jesse Bischoffer on March 23, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Might I add that the bass he’s playing on is beautiful 😍

  36. Me you and the animal on March 23, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    With hith hatth and gloveth, thcot will thow you Bayth

  37. Lefty Bass Twang on March 23, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Love Scott’s teachings. 👍 🇬🇧

  38. seth jones on March 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Scott this is a great lesson. I was wondering why you’re wearing the glove? is it for style or to protect the bass neck?? Keep these video’s coming!

  39. Tim Beau on March 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    I just found out that Scott sounds VERY drunk when you play the video at 0.25 speed. Good fun.

  40. dwayne johnson on March 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    I’m having trouble finding how he got all of that without moving further down. It was hard to see for me, lol I suck

  41. Bob Oneill on March 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you . for someone with a hunger for knowledge,that was a three course meal.

  42. Gary Messer on March 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    If you haven’t seen her yet, you must check out Mohini Dey, she is a pretty amazing young bass player.

  43. Lisa Kramer on March 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    SO do you have a list of the notes in those scales or chord progressions? I do not know what they all are. Thanks for any help or suggestions on where to get this so I can learn it.

  44. J. J. on March 23, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    What he’s covering is called the "Diatonic Harmonized Scale".

  45. Bruno Canciello on March 23, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    great my man

  46. nilton61 on March 23, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Using solfeggio (movable do) to name the notes will increase understanding harmony

  47. Ronnie Duffey on March 23, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I’m 49 and bought a bass 2 days ago. I think going to become very frustrated.

  48. Emmanuel Iremegbulam on March 23, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Scot good job done. Please I need some bass lesson tutorial PDF on dominant 7chord and scales via don.prudent@yahoo.com

  49. Ye Moochy on March 23, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    That finger plicking hand

  50. Ross Campoli - Business Videos on March 23, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Scott’s built such an amazing educational library here, for free. I’m a member at the website, but you can’t beat all these youtube lessons as great reminders and tips

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