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Instruments > Bass > Electric Bass with Nathan East

Electric Bass
with Nathan East

Nathan East has taken his years of formidable playing and created hundreds of electric bass guitar lessons online. Students in the bass guitar course have access to video lessons, bass guitar tabs and backing tracks. Learn how to play bass from a master.

 Pop, rock and funk lessons

 Chord and arpeggio exercises

Online Bass Lessons with Nathan East

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these electric bass guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Nathan 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 Nathan. 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 Nathan East

Nathan East is one of the most in-demand bassists of all time. As the regular touring bassist for Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Toto, and Fourplay with Bob James, he has played with just about everyone in the music industry. Seamlessly blending rock, pop and funk, East’s bass influences include Charles Mingus, James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney and Monk Montgomery. In the studio, Nathan East has played bass for legendary artists including Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Elton John, Daft Punk and many more. Nathan has been teaching how to play bass guitar for decades and teaching online with ArtistWorks since 2012.

Electric Bass Lessons

Beginner Bass

Tuning Your Bass
Using Harmonics
Ear Training
Right Hand Warmups
Tone Development
Left Hand Warmups
Left Hand Position
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Two Octave Major Scales
Two Octave Minor Scales
Chromatic Scales
Pentatonic Scales
Two Hand Warmup
Major and Minor Arpeggios Triads
Major and Minor Arpeggios 7ths
Arpeggios Warmup
Developing Speed
Note Lengths
Putting Your Sound Together
Basic Bass Lines
Music Theory
Chord Progressions 1-4-5
Chord Progressions: 1-6-2-5
Chord Progressions: 2-5-1
Chord Progressions: 2-5-1-6
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Chord Progressions: 3-6-2-5
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Walking Bass Lines
Double Stops
Suspended Chords
Relative Keys
Band Stand Rock
Slow Blues (Beginner)
Blues Shuffle (Beginner)
Slow Reggae (Beginner)
R&B (Beginner)
Creating Your First Bass Lines
Right Hand Technique Advanced
Speed Drills: Exercise 1 -NEW!
Speed Drills: Exercise 2 -NEW!
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 1 -NEW!
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 2 -NEW!
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 3 -NEW!
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 4 -NEW!
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 5 -NEW!
Right Hand Speed Drills: Techniques & Tones -NEW!
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 1 -NEW!
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 2 -NEW!
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 3 -NEW!
Scalar Melodic Patterns -NEW!
Right Hand Posture -NEW!

Intermediate Bass

Introduction to Intermediate Bass
More Sounds On The Bass
Playing In The Pocket
Putting It All Together
Creating A Bass Solo
Slow Blues - Intermediate
Blues Shuffle - Intermediate
Walking Blues
Reggae (Medium) - Intermediate
Rhythm And Blues - Intermediate
Funk - Intermediate
Rock - Intermediate
Jazz Blues - Intermediate
Pop - Intermediate
Smooth Jam in E - Intermediate
Jam in E Flat Minor - Intermediate
Rock Jam in A - Intermediate
Funk Groove in E Minor - Intermediate
Classic 80's Pop Groove
A Minor Funk Groove
1-6-2-5 Progression
Show Preparation
Playing with Feel
How to Approach a New Song
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
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Advanced Bass

Introduction to Advanced Bass
Advanced Blues
Advanced Blues Shuffle
Advanced Reggae
Advanced R&B
Advanced Funk
Slaps, Slides & Octaves
Using Space and Simplicity
Staccato and Attitude
Major and Minor 10ths
Descending F Minor Scale
Continuous 16th Notes
Bossa Nova
Listening While Playing
Smooth Jam in E
Jam in E Flat Minor
Rock Jam in A
E Minor Funk Groove
Bass Accompaniment
Jam in F Sharp Minor
Five String Bass
America The Beautiful
Walking the 2-5-1
Soloing the 2-5-1
Adding Flare
Introduction to the 5 String Bass
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Tears in Heaven
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Sample Lessons

Beginner Sample: Right Hand Tone Development
Beginner Sample: Major and Minor Arpeggios Triads
Beginner Sample: Walking Bass Lines Part 1
Intermediate Sample: More Sounds On The Bass
Intermediate Sample: Slapping
Intermediate Playing In The Pocket
Advanced Sample: Reggae
Advanced Sample: Major and Minor 10th's
Advanced Sample: Scatting

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018 (Archive)


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What's In This Plan

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • Up to 5 Video Submissions to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop