Bass Expo 2014: jazz bass

11:02AM 24th Feb 2014

In jazz music, the role of bass guitar can be a supportive one right through to a lead instrument. The genre is also extremely far-reaching in terms of tones. Check out our video lesson that runs you through the basics. Tutor Matt Mead is an experienced bassist and teacher, currently playing in fast-rising UK rockers Empire. He's playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.

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