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Instruments > Bass > Jazz Bass with John Patitucci

Jazz Bass
with John Patitucci

John Patitucci’s vast musical knowledge and masterful playing can be found in hundreds of jazz bass lessons online at ArtistWorks. Students in the jazz bass course have unlimited access to these video lessons, as well as music theory, backing tracks and study materials.

 Jazz upright & electric bass  Scale & arpeggio exercises

 Walking bass techniques  Tons of tabs & backing tracks

Jazz Bass Lessons with John Patitucci

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these jazz bass lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. John 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 John to help the learn the jazz bass online. 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 John Patitucci

One of the world’s most respected jazz bass players, John Patitucci has played with some of music’s biggest names including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, and many others. Known for his versatility, sensitivity and tone, Patitucci is widely regarded as one of today’s most influential jazz musicians and composers. John is the Artist in Residence at the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music, and continues to compose and record music that reflects his interests in jazz, classical, Brazilian, and pop. Since 2012 John has brought his love of teaching to ArtistWorks for students around the world.


Jazz Bass Lessons

 Beginner Upright Bass

  • Standing and Sitting Position
  • String Names
  • Calluses, Blisters and Muscles
  • Tuning the Bass
  • Basic Bass Setup
  • End Pin
  • Right Hand Position
  • Left Hand Position
  • Rhythm Exercises - Basic Position
  • Basic Sound Production
  • Left Hand Positions and Division of Neck
  • Basic Shifting
  • One Octave Major Scales - Introduction
  • One Octave Major Scales - E Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - F Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - G Flat Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - G Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - A Flat Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - A Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - B Flat Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - B Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - C Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - D Flat Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - D Major
  • One Octave Major Scales - E Flat Major
  • One Octave Minor Scales - Introduction
  • One Octave Minor Scales - E Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - F Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - F Sharp Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - G Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - A Flat Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - A Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - B Flat Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - B Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - C Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - D Flat Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - D Minor
  • One Octave Minor Scales - E Flat Minor
  • Major Modes - Introduction
  • Major Modes - E Major
  • Major Modes - F Major
  • Major Modes - G Flat Major
  • Major Modes - G Major
  • Major Modes - A Flat Major
  • Major Modes - A Major
  • Major Modes - B Flat Major
  • Major Modes - B Major
  • Major Modes - C Major
  • Major Modes - D Flat Major
  • Major Modes - D Major
  • Major Modes - E Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - Introduction
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - E Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - F Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - F Sharp Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - G Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - A Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - A Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - B Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - C Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - D Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - D Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - E Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - E Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - F Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - F Sharp Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - G Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - A Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - A Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - B Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - B Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - C Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - D Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - D Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - E Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - Introduction
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - E7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - F7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - F Sharp 7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - G7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - A Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - A7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - B Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - B7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - C7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - D Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's- D7
  • Arpeggios: Basic Inversions: Dominant 7th's - E Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - Introduction
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - E Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - F Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - G Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - G Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - A Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - A Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - B Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - B Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - C Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - D Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - D Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - E Flat Major
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - Minor Keys: Introduction
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - E Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - F Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - F Sharp Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - G Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - A Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - A Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - B Flat Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - B Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - C Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - C Sharp Minor
  • Arpeggios: Low Positions/Inversions - D Minor
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - Introduction
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - E7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - F7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - F Sharp 7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - G7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - A Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - A7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - B Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - B7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - C7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - D Flat 7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - D7
  • Arpeggios: Dominant 7th's - E Flat 7
  • Elementary Ear Training - Intervals
  • Elementary Ear Training - Broken Chords and Scalar Movement
  • Elementary Ear Training - Call and Response Bass Lines
  • Rhythmic Drills - Triplet Feel for 8th Notes
  • Play Along: Basic Bolero
  • Play Along: Simple 6/8 Groove
  • Play Along: Slower Bossa Nova
  • Play Along: Simple 2 Beat With 2/5 Progression
  • Etude 1: C Major
  • Etude 2: F Major
  • Etude 3: B Flat Major
  • Etude 4: E Flat Major
  • Etude 5: A Flat Major
  • Etude 6: D Flat Major
  • Etude 7: G Flat Major
  • Etude 8: B Major
  • Etude 9: E Major
  • Etude 10: A Major
  • Etude 11: D Major
  • Etude 12: G Major
  • Etude 13: C Minor
  • Etude 14: F Minor
  • Etude 15: B Flat Minor
  • Etude 16: E Flat Minor
  • Etude 17: G Sharp Minor
  • Etude 18: C Sharp Minor
  • Etude 19: F Sharp Minor
  • Etude 20: B Minor
  • Etude 21: E Minor
  • Etude 22: A Minor
  • Etude 23: D Minor
  • Etude 24: G Minor
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics

+ Intermediate Upright Bass

+ Advanced Upright Bass

+ Music Theory

+ Beginner Electric Bass

+ Intermediate Electric Bass

+ Advanced Electric Bass

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