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Words of wisdom from the Level 42 frontman
"If you keep your ears open, and if you stay hungry, you're going to pick stuff up"
Hands-up who likes the sound of an out-of-tune bass? Thought not...
Read this before you hit the stage!
Ben RogersonOctober 20, 2014, 13:01 GMT
Mark King's virtuoso bass playing has been entertaining audiences for the best part of 35 years, and he continues to front Level 42, the jazz/funk outfit who crossed over to achieve massive mainstream success in the '80s
Trevor Curwen (Guitarist)July 25, 2014, 10:00 GMT
Putting together a guitar pedalboard? Let us talk you through how to power all of your pedals from one supply, and point out some useful buying options
Bass Expo 2014February 27, 2014, 0:00 GMT
Accenting the first beat can give your playing a distinct funk feel, as you'll discover from this lesson.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Choosing to play root notes is a great start when you're trying to come up with a bass line.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 18:00 GMT
Quite often, the drums are a good starting point for a rhythmically interesting bass line.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 17:59 GMT
Learn how to use harmonics in a solo performance, then watch our tutor play an inspired extended solo bass piece.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 17:55 GMT
In this example, we're playing through a simple 12-bar progression.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 17:53 GMT
There are no hard and fast rules regarding pop bass lines, but keeping it simple is often the way to go.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 17:52 GMT
There's perhaps more scope for experimentation in jazz music than any other genre, and bass guitar can play anything from a supportive role through to lead.
Bass Expo 2014February 26, 2014, 0:07 GMT
Here we outline the different approaches to utilising your rhythm hand.
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