A killin’ bass run from J. Raines!

There’s only 2 things you need to know before you watch today’s video…

1) Today’s bass lick is probably intermediate level, but I’m confident you guys can get at least parts of it… Watch the video to understand…

2) We’re now at video number 4 of our “Top 5” countdown… Number 1 is next! Don’t miss it.

Genius exercise that builds exceptional bass technique…

The title video title says it all on this one… One quick WARNING though…

The 2nd part of this video is getting removed and put on another site in a few days… I’m just giving my blog readers a heads up before that happens.

So I’d watch both parts ASAP if I were you.



Part 2


Using ‘The Chicken’ to get some respect at your local music store…

Cool little video for you today.

If you’ve ever been to your local music store to test out a bass (or anywhere for that matter where you have a small audience) and your mind started drawing blanks for any cool grooves you could play on the spot…

…Here’s a nifty little jam that might be able to pull you out of a tight spot 🙂

It’s simple to learn, easy to put your own spin to, and if you pull if off right will certainly get you some dog-gone RESPECT from onlookers because it’s just so darn HIP… LOL

Hope you enjoy it.

Peace and chicken grease,


PS. The fretboard formula is about to return with a very cool surprise twist…

PPS. Please leave a quick comment below if you’re hip to the video, or I may have to talk smack about you to anyone who will listen 🙂


A little modern Gospel flava…

Hey gang, here’s the final video of your three part mini-lesson series. Been getting some requests from the church boys, so…

…If you dig the modern/contemporary gospel flava, chances are you’re gonna ‘cut up’ on this 😉

Oh, by the way, in case you missed part 1 & 2, here’s the links again;

Mini Lesson #1 : StarChild

Mini Lesson #2: Christian Rock Bass Solo


PS. Hit me with comments if you wanna continue the mini lessons. I need to hear from ya!

1/16th note ‘rock’ bass solo… :-)

Ok… In today’s mini-lesson we’ll quickly go over a bass solo from a Christian rock styled song…

This is something a customer specifically wrote in asking for me to cover and he was nice about his asking :-). Whether you play ‘Christian Rock’ or not, you should give this a shot and see how how your 1/16th-note-string-crossing technique is 🙂

SideNote: In case you’re wondering, the “1/16th note” reference is to the ORIGINAL version of the song that has a different drum groove to what I used in the video.


PS. Don’t forget to look at yesterday’s lesson! Click here if you missed it!

Butt Kicking Bass Lines in 3 Simple Steps?

I’ve been searching for a 100%, totally unbiased way to describe today’s video and I’ve finally got it…

“It’s Bad” (By bad I of course mean super cool) 🙂

Don’t get me wrong…

It’s not the coolest thing since hair activator because of some real fancy-pants bass playing, but because as a teaching aid it finally distills the 1.93 bazillion (give or take) factors that make a great bass player, down into The 3 Most Powerful Levers you can use to crank up the overall awesomeness of your bass playing.

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