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- Sep 26th, 2012
Get ready to track the bass with producer Gregg Fine in this "groove-along" course that will break down the bass lines and show you how to create your own grooves...
How many of your favorite songs can you name just from hearing the bass line? It's probably quite a few. That’s because the bass, when played and programmed by the pros, stands alone at bottom of the production where it serves as the foundation of the track! A great bass line can really make a good song even better! A powerful base line can act both as the foundation of the track and as another melodic hook within the track!
With his carefully crafted musical examples, Gregg gives you a great sense of how a bass line can evolve as your song builds. He uses musical notation so you can see and hear the bass and how it complements the song. Gregg explains how the bass serves to reinforce the chordal structure of a tune by “landing” on the different notes of the chords. He also explains the powerful relationship between the bass and kick. After all, the bass IS a member of the rhythm section!
What takes this bass line theory to even higher ground are Gregg’s thoughtful examples and play-along grooves that allow you see and hear how great bass lines are constructed.
After watching this, you can study Melody, Harmony, Rhythm and Song Form in our ever-expanding collection of Music Theory course below:
- Music Theory 101: Melody
- Music Theory 102: Harmony
- Music Theory 103: Rhythm
- Music Theory 104: Song Form
- Music Theory 105: Basslines
- Music Theory 106: Building Chord Progressions
- Music Theory 107: Reading Music
- Music Theory 108: Notating Music
- Music Theory 201: Jazz Theory Explored
- Music Theory 202: Jazz Improvisation Techniques
- Music Theory 301: Jordan Rudess: Harmony Explored
- Music Theory 302: Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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This one was really helpful. It gave me way better understanding of how to create a good bassline and what a bassline is all about. Together with the chord progression the best of the series for me.
Greg Fine is one hell of instructor. His tutorials are extremely wealthy in content and easy to follow. I don't care what he teaches, ill always be eager to learn from him.
VERY GOOD! Clear, simple, VERY help full for a beginner like me.
This is possibly the most in-depth 100 level music theory course available by the instructor Gregg. The emphasis is placed on identification, creating bass lines, and understanding these concepts through more advanced musical systems such as Jazz and Blues. I feel like I understand everything I need to know when creating bass compositions for my music.
Gregg Fine, forgive the pun, does a fine job of walking thru the variety of chord rudiments utilized to make great bass lines, great tutorial.
I'm not a bass player but wanted to get this knowledge. Very detailed course, a bit too much for what I could assimilate, but for a real player, I believe there is plenty of stuffs to learn.
SUPERB video. After watching this not once, but like 3x times because i love it so much. My basslines have become a lot cooler and better sounding. THX gregg
There are many great tips for writing better bass lines in this course. I highly recommend it. I recommend going through the other music theory courses first or else you could get lost in the concepts.
I liked the bass line tutorial I learned a lot, and will use these techniques in my productions
I'm a bass player for 14 years and from my point of view this is a pretty complete video to help anyone in creating basslines and the right groove for your track.
The course is laid out so it's easy to follow and understand and most importantly remember. I'm picking up so many tips that I'm sure I'll be able to apply to my own music. Keep up the great work.
i have a lot of confusion with base line now i feel batter and clear. thanks a lot to mr.Gregg Fine and mac pro video too.
This course progresses quickly from basic to more advanced material and theory. The learner will benefit from a solid foundation in scales going in.
Awesome tutorials, easy to understand, very informative, plus interactive. Great and fun way to learn.
This video is brilliant! In fact this could be one of the best tutorials I've ever seen. I'm a guitarplayer and you get to think like a bassplayer. The gradual expansion of the tonal palette, the outlay, is top class+. Also the Rythm tutorial is very good. Thanks Gregg!
Thanks so much for this tutorial! Being a non-bass player I found this tutorial incredibly helpful and informative. I feel like I can now confidentely write bass parts for my music!
Wowww!!! Is all i can say.. Thank you very much Mr. Fine for teaching this series so impeccably! Learned lots from this tutorial, and will return to it often! Great gig MacPro A+++
I have found the whole Music Theory series delightful, collecting and presenting a lot of useful information in a clear and efficient manner.
Very informative. I've been trying to get a better understanding of how to compose for the bass and this definitely lays a solid foundation.
This is by far the best and most comprehensive class I ever come across to. I am a guitar player and composer and never really understood the essence of the bass. The concept of "Power" definitely changed my view on the bass.
For me, creating bass lines is a very elusive part of songwriting and these tutorials helped immensely. I especially liked the evolution of the bass instrument. Very nice.
well presented and easy to understand- using notations futher enhanced my learning of BASS. Good job.
Excellent tutorial, its was very useful but i didn't liked the musical example, they where all pop,rock and etc. you should have used some classic music specially from Baroque age and Bach works that has a really strong bass line. anyway it was a great tutorial and i enjoyed it. thanks
This is a great tutorial. It's comprehensive, the examples are musical, the use of notation is welcome. It starts at the very basic and goes quite in depth. I would really recommend it to anyone and hope to see more like this one from MacProVideo.
As a music instructor and as a music composition major, I want to say that this is not only the best of the music theory series, but one of the best and most comprehensive bass tutorials I've seen. I will be incorporating this into my lessons. Thank you very much.