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Instruments > Bass > Bluegrass Bass with Missy Raines

Bluegrass Bass
with Missy Raines

Missy Raines has developed an indispensible library of online bluegrass bass lessons. Students have access to the interactive bass course which includes backing tracks, tabs, and study materials. Learn to play bluegrass music from a master of the genre.

 Walking bass line and chord exercises

 Play along tracks for bluegrass standards

Bluegrass Bass Lessons with Missy Raines

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these bluegrass bass lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Missy reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your bass playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Missy. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Bass Lessons

  • 100s of bass lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Missy Raines

Missy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association. A First Lady of Bluegrass, she is one of the most popular bluegrass figures and a trailblazer in her field. Missy has toured and performed extensively all over the world for the last 25 years and has given bass lessons at dozens of workshops and music camps. Her rich pedigree reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker and Eddie Adcock to contemporary artists like Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis and Don Rigsby. Missy plays with her own band, The New Hip, bridging the genres of newgrass and jazz in the spirit of David Grisman. Missy has been a teacher with ArtistWorks since 2011.


Bluegrass Bass Lessons

 Beginner Bass

  • Your Playing Position
  • Learning Names and Tunings
  • Video Exchange Introductions
  • Understanding the Root and 5
  • Introducing the Metronome
  • Disappearing the Click
  • Subdividing
  • Left Hand Technique
  • Your Hand as an Interval
  • Hand Interval Exercise 1
  • Hand Interval Exercise 2
  • Your Thumb
  • Basic Concepts
  • Body Energy: Using Your Body
  • Bass Setup
  • Strings
  • Major Scale Across 3 Strings: G Scale
  • Major Scale Across 3 Strings: A Scale
  • Major Scale Across 3 Strings: C Scale
  • Major Scale Across 3 Strings: B Scale
  • Practicing Major Scales
  • Minor Scales
  • Right Hand Technique
  • Right Hand Exercise 1: Developing Alternating Finger Strength and the "Follow Thru"
  • Right Hand Exercise 2: Developing Dexterity and Finger Control
  • Finding G, C, and D
  • Finding A, D, and E
  • Two Dollar Bill in G
  • John Hardy in G
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken in A
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
  • Submit a Placement Video

+ Intermediate Bass

+ Advanced Bass

+ Special Guest Instruction: Paul Kowert

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  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Acoustic Guitar 101
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