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  • Foolproof Bass Lessons — BassBuzz

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    We're here to give you foolproof bass lessons and kickass gear reviews. No nonsense. No fluff. Just badass bass stuff for your brain (and fingers). Show less
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    New to BassBuzz? Start with this playlist of our favorite beginner bass lessons and more.
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    Did you just start playing? Let me walk you through the beginner bass basics you need to know to start without bad habits.
    • Bass Straps (Beginner Bass Basics) - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 39,926 views
      Learning bass? Having your strap on at the right height is essential.

      0:13 - Strap basics
      0:47 - How to adjust strap length
      1:07 - Strap height
      1:45 - Strap locks

      Whether you're a beginner or a s...
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    • Bass Guitar Parts (Beginner Bass Basics) - Duration: 6 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 14,776 views
      Learn your bass guitar parts, so you've got the right lingo for bass shopping and talking to other musicians.

      0:17 - Headstock, Tuners, Etc.
      1:04 - The Neck + Fingerboard
      3:57 - The Body (Bridge, ...
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    • How To Tune Your Bass (Beginner Bass Basics) - Duration: 10 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 21,415 views
      Because no one wants to hear an out of tune bass. :(

      0:15 - The musical alphabet
      2:31 - Why it matters for tuning
      3:36 - Alphabet TL;DR
      3:58 - Tuning options
      5:46 - How to tune your bass with a cl...
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    • Basic Bass Plucking Technique (Beginner Bass Basics) - Duration: 8 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 88,608 views
      The bass plucking technique that 90+% of the pros use - demystified.

      0:09 How to pluck the bass (thumb placement, alternating)
      1:06 Pull across, not up
      2:35 Play-along sneak peek
      4:18 How to play ...
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    • Basic Bass Fretting Technique (Beginner Bass Basics) - Duration: 13 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 112,233 views
      Skip the bad habits and nail your bass fretting technique from the start.

      0:22 - Fretting basics
      1:28 - Where to press on the fret
      2:05 - The goal of good fretting technique
      3:29 - The right way t...
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    • Learn Your Bass Fretboard Notes (Easy Starter Method) - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 567,982 views
      Learning your bass fretboard notes doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

      0:59 Why The Money Notes?
      1:32 Step 1 - Musical Alphabet
      6:12 Step 2 - Open Strings
      7:21 Step 3 - The Money Notes
      13:36 Step 4 -...
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    • 5 Popular Beginner Bass Lines (Are You Playing Them Wrong?) - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 104,782 views
      Are you butchering these beginner bass lines? These iconic lines are legit impressive - but only if you nail the crucial details.
      0:37 - #1: Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
      3:25 - Play-along
      4...
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    • 3 Beginner Bass Riffs (You Can’t F*** Up) - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 194,109 views
      I’m gonna show you some fun beginner bass riffs that you don’t stand a CHANCE of f***ing up.

      1.) Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (0:21)
      2.) Green Day - 21 Guns (5:14)
      3.) Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild...
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    • 5 Easy “Shapes” for Kickass Bass Lines (Bassist Shortcuts) - Duration: 14 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 332,491 views
      Struggling to create bass lines without overwhelm? Get yourself some bass shapes.

      0:47 - How Bass Shapes Use “Chunking”
      2:38 - #1: Root Fifth Shape (with Steely Dan)
      5:34 - #2: The Octave Shape (w...
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    • Beginner Funk Bass Made Simple (Bootsy’s Funk Formula) - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 247,331 views
      You can be a total beginner, know no theory, and still use this formula to kill it with beginner funk bass and beyond.


      Jump right in - 0:46
      Hear Bootsy talk about “the one” - 3:02
      Learn the groov...
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    • Beginner Bass Mistakes (5 Tips to Suck Less) - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 142,735 views
      I’m gonna give you 5 tips to ditch the beginner bass mistakes that you're probably making.

      1:01 - Tip #1: Pluck Properly
      3:24 - Tip #2: Worrying About Gear
      5:02 - Tip #3: Use The Mighty Pinky
      8:3...
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    • 5 Beginner Bass Myths (Busted) - Duration: 12 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 840,236 views
      Are you letting beginner bass myths hold back your playing?

      0:23 Myth #1 - Bass is Boring
      2:17 Myth #2 - Bass is Easier than Guitar
      5:06 Myth #3 - You Can’t Play with Small Hands
      9:37 Myth #4 - Pi...
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    I put these beginner basses in front of a couple pro bassists to see what they thought, no holds barred.
    • Best Beginner Bass (Group Review) - Duration: 11 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 215,544 views
      What's the best beginner bass to buy? Here are the results of our blindfolded reviews.

      0:45 - Ben's top two basses
      1:47 - Ben's pick
      2:09 - Gio's top two basses
      3:08 - Gio's pick
      4:22 - Josh's top...
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    • Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 8 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 102,679 views
      It looks cool, it's named after a cool animal, but how does it actually sound?

      0:37 - Playability
      2:00 - Tone
      3:43 - Comfort
      4:25 - Versatility
      6:06 - Blindfolds come off

      Squier makes some really...
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    • Cort Action 4 PJ (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 10 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 54,886 views
      The Cort Action 4 PJ is less well known than our other contenders - is it worth checking out?

      0:49 - Playability
      2:13 - Tone
      5:18 - Comfort
      5:50 - Versatility
      8:02 - Blindfolds come off

      Is this l...
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    • Ibanez Gio GSR200 (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 84,016 views
      The Ibanez Gio GSR200 is super popular because it's so cheap, but is it any good?

      0:50 - Playability
      2:24 - Tone
      4:32 - Comfort
      4:48 - Versatility
      7:06 - Blindfolds come off

      Despite its popularit...
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    • Dean Edge 10 PJ (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 8 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 11,064 views
      The Dean Edge 10 PJ has a ton of positive reviews online - let's see how it holds up.

      0:45 - Playability
      1:55 - Tone
      4:45 - Comfort
      5:11 - Versatility
      6:25 - Blindfolds come off
      7:08 - Gio admits ...
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    • Yamaha TRBX304 (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 10 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 104,251 views
      The Yamaha TRBX304 costs more than the other beginner basses we reviewed - worth it?

      0:46 - Playability
      2:26 - Tone
      5:09 - Comfort
      5:45 - Versatility
      6:58 - Blindfolds come off

      Do you get what yo...
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    • Squier Vintage Modified Jazz (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 9 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 117,694 views
      This bass looks pretty sexy for a cheap beginner bass - let's put it to the test.

      0:50 - Playability
      2:01 - Tone
      4:41 - Comfort
      5:30 - Versatility
      7:24 - Blindfolds come off

      The Squier Vintage Mo...
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    • Epiphone/Tobias Toby Deluxe IV (Blindfolded Bass Review) - Duration: 12 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 51,928 views
      This bass bears the mighty Michael Tobias name - but is it really legit?

      1:15 - Playability
      2:36 - Tone
      7:01 - Comfort
      8:02 - Versatility
      10:14 - Blindfolds come off

      Did this bass live up to the ...
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    • Best Beginner Bass Amp (Group Review) - Duration: 12 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 101,616 views
      Looking for the best beginner bass amp that won’t break the bank? Look no further.

      0:58 - Acoustic B15
      2:13 - Eden EC10
      3:12 - Ampeg BA-110
      4:02 - Hartke HD75
      5:40 - Fender Rumble 40
      12:21 - And t...
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    • 10 Gadgets to Make You a Better Bassist (Or NOT?) - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 137,781 views
      Do these bass gadgets improve your playing, or is it just marketing B.S.? I put them to the test - no sponsors, no punches pulled.
      0:58 - Creative Tunings Spider Capo
      3:17 - TC Electronic Aeon Stri...
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