THE Must-Know Melodic Bass Lick

2017-11-01T13:33:02+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Bass Line Writing|7 Comments

This week I’m going to show you a really popular melodic bass lick used in loads of different songs. This line can be played over a major or minor chord so is a very useful run to know.

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  1. Pat Calabrese April 4, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Where can I find the backing track for this?
    Or the BPM on it?

    It’s back to the basics which I’m finding I need to do to open my mind up…

  2. johnny jones June 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve played tuba for over 40 years. Only two weeks ago I picked up a bass guitar. I’m understanding this so much better than I thought I would. Slowly toughening up the pads on my figures, and becoming more comfortable holding this bass. So far these lessons have been great and seemingly geared for me!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GIFTS!!!!

  3. Michael Derksen June 26, 2016 at 3:49 am - Reply

    I could use about a thousand videos just like this. My toolbox is shockingly empty, and licks like this are a fantastic start on filling it up with patterns I can use. Well done mate!

  4. Chinaza Uchenna October 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Would be really nice if I can get the backing track for this, anyone know where I can find it??!

  5. Warren Blackwell December 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Hey Mark , awesome as always, but as a quick note , neither my wife or I heard the difference from the progression to the 16th bom bom wammmmm bom vs bom bom bom bom. got to train my ear better I guess . Just to let you know just starting my second week on the bass and friends are already surprised at what I have learned and this is all to your credit , thanks man.

  6. Jeremy Pierce January 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Great lesson. I use the 9th and 10th, and their octaves, to lead the band to other chords coming up in a song.

  7. ian tattersall August 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Brilliant lessons. I,ve learnt more since watching these video,s than any others . Clear, Precise and easy to understand.

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