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Short Scale Bass Guitar

The short scale bass guitar is one of three different scale types of guitars that you can buy. Before you buy a guitar, you need to determine the type of sound you want, the number of strings that you want, and the size of the guitar that you want. The short scale bass guitar is the shortest of the three types of guitars that you can buy, with only 30 inches of space between the nut of the guitar and the bridge saddle. Medium scale bass guitars […]

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Fretless Bass Guitars

For the more advanced player, fretless bass guitars are a good way to hone your skills and get more sound from your instrument. Unlike their fretted cousins, fretless bass guitars lack the textured board. As a player, this means your have to have an excellent ear and a good knowledge of the bass guitar to play. Without the frets, you have to know what sounds each chord makes, as well as have excellent finger memory. Fretless bass guitars are not for beginners. There are two types of […]

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Be One With Your Bass Guitar Chords

So you think you have it in you to join the ranks of Flea, D’arcy, and George Harrison and play bass? Well, you have a long way to go, so you better start now. Learning the basics If you want to go into bass guitar playing, decide which bass you will play. You have a choice – the 4-stringed bass guitar, or five, six, seven, and even more strings. Beginners usually go for the 4-stringed bass guitar. The next step would be choosing the right bass guitar […]

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Bass Guitar Tab

For those new to the guitar world, a bass guitar tab is a notation used to refer to a chord, or a series of chords. Learning bass guitar tabs is one of the more difficult aspects for beginners to grasp, as there are many different tabs that are used for the guitar. As there are many different combinations of fingerings, there are an equal number of tabs, all of which may only slightly vary between one or another. Tabs are not only used for the bass guitar, […]

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Bass Guitar Lessons

Bass guitar lessons are vital for those who want to be able to progress past the initial beginning stages of playing the guitar. There is a lot of things that you need to learn in order to master the guitar, ranging from a variety of chords, playing songs and taking care of your instrument. As everyone needs to begin somewhere, bass guitar lessons are the most useful for those who have just started to play. These lessons will teach good habits and the basic skills that are […]

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Bass Guitar Fretboard

The bass guitar fretboard is one of the pieces of a guitar you have to take care to maintain. As the frets on the guitar are where you are to place your fingers to form the correct chords, this part of the guitar is commonly worn. When you play a lot, you will usually end up replacing your strings first, then the frets. Frets are worn down with age and pressure from strings and fingers. As they are worn down, depending on the material, they may splinter […]

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Bass Guitar Chord Chart

A bass guitar chord chart is a good way for a player of any age level to work their skills and practice playing their instrument. Anyone can pick up a guitar, strum the strings and make some form of sound. It isn’t until you learn hundreds of chords, know how to place your fingers and work both of your hands in unison that you can transform random strumming of the strings into beautiful music. There are several components of a bass guitar chord chart. First, the chord […]

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Bass Guitar Essentials

Picking out my very first bass guitar was an exciting event. It is the first instrument I have ever purchased that I plan on learning how to play. Why not learn guitar first? Well, I have a love for the bass and not only that, I have been told on many occasions that is is easier to learn than the guitar.With all of the excitement of my purchase, I decided to make sure I have all of the essentials needed for my new bass. Below covers several […]

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Bass Guitar Sheet Music

Bass guitar sheet music is a good way to help hone your skills as a bass guitar player. As beginners often practicing strumming chords without the assistance of sheet music, learning how to read music is a skill that is often overlooked in the beginning stages. If you do not know how to read music, you may need to acquire a chord chart that shows the notes and symbols you will use when reading sheet music. The easiest ways to learn how to read bass guitar sheet […]

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The Art Behind Bass Guitar Tabs

Playing bass (or any guitar, for that matter) is more than pressing strings and fancy strumming. There’s a lot of technicality involved, technicality that’s religiously safeguarded by bass guitar tabs. After all, the only way the instrument can be played right is when there’s a guideline, right? It’s no Egyptian papyrus, but it’s close enough. Tabs or tablature? When glossing guitar songbooks you see the phrase guitar tabs a lot. Have you ever wondered if this is a close relation to tablature in music? Well, it’s not […]

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