Block: Basic Bass Technique

Basic Bass Technique

Bass Lesson Block

The purpose of this lesson block is to show you what makes up good technique and to give you some beginning exercises for developing good habits and coordination.

About Bass Technique

Perspectives and thoughts on bass technique.

Up and Down

Make sure your perspective is right!

Holding the Bass

Properly supporting and balancing the bass guitar.


Basic bass plucking technique with pics and video.


Essential bass fretting technique with pics and video.

Breaking Bad Habits

Fixing those nasty bass playing habits you've developed.

Legato and Staccato

Two distinct ways of articulating notes.

Pick vs Fingers

Some thoughts on whether to use a pick or your fingers.


Exercises for developing plucking and string muting coordination.

Block: Basic Bass Technique