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Electric Bass Lessons: Slaps, Slides & Octaves

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[MUSIC]
You know,
sometimes a bass line is so powerful that
it actually becomes the hook of the song.
And in this section, I'm gonna analyze
some of the great bass lines of all time,
and we'll talk about the techniques that
were used and, and
that the bass players used, to come up
with these.
I admire players that have that kind of
talent where you can take a basic
chord progression and come up with a line
that is actually so
strong that that's what's used to identify
the song.
So, here's a bass line from a classic funk
song that you might be able to recognize.
And what's amazing about this bass line is
that it's almost tells the whole story
about what the song is about.
It uses a lot of the techniques that we
talk about, including sliding.
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So, and it uses the octave jump.
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A little bit of slapping.
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I mean who would come up with
a bass line that you say, okay, this is a
song and it's in the key of C.
Here's the bass line.
[MUSIC]
This is genius, absolutely.
And so, check this out.
Here's one of the great bass lines.
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