I came across this fun video on Youtube about an hour ago while waiting for some edits from work to get finalized.
The creator of the video goes through the intros of 50 songs, one after another, in about 6 1/2 mins. Here’s his playlist and some notes:
Intro List With Tips And Comments:
Mark Smith, of TalkingBass.net has a fantastic Youtube page loaded with lessons he created covering theory, technique and more. Here’s a link to the page and an index of his amazing video lessons:
The same lessons are on the TalkingBass website, and many have PDF notes to go with the videos:
Music Theory For Bass
- Lesson 1 – Intervals Part 1
- Lesson 2 – Intervals Part 2
- Lesson 3 – Intervals Part 3
- Lesson 4 – Scale Degrees
- Lesson 5 – Key Signatures & the Cycle Of Fifths
- Lesson 6 – Minor Scales & Keys
- Lesson 7 – Chord Construction: Triads
- Lesson 8 – Chord Construction: Seventh Chords
- Lesson 9 – Chord Construction: Extensions
- Lesson 10 – Chord Construction: Altered Extensions
- Lesson 11 – Chord Construction: Added Note Chords
- Lesson 12 – Chord Construction: Suspended Chords
- Lesson 13 – Chord Construction: Slash Chords & Inversions
- Lesson 14 – Chords In A Major Key
- Lesson 15 – Chords In A Minor Key
- Lesson 16 – The 3 Essential Arpeggio Fingerings
- Lesson 17 – Bass Chords: Major Triads
I came across this fascinating video interview with Carol Kaye two nights ago. She goes into a lot of history about her work, her start and her feelings on music. She also spoke about chords vs. scales again – something that I first saw her do a few years ago in another interview.
Here’s a list of the chapters, or questions asked, in the video:
I came across this post on Talkbass a few weeks ago but haven’t had a chance to blog about it until now. Its an hour-long talk with Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), Rex Brown (Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax) & David Ellefson (Megadeth) from Bass Player Live 2013. I’m really impressed with Billy and David’s remarks, in particular – and also with how articulate David is.
Its interesting to note – Geezer Butler wrote the lyrics for a lot of Black Sabbath songs. I never knew that (and neither did Billy Sheehan)!