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Bass Guitar Lessons – Common Bass Patterns – Main Page

This section focuses on learning the most common patterns used when playing bass guitar. Learning these patterns will help you understand the foundation and fundamentals of bass line construction. We provide an overview of common patterns, how they are played on the bass, and how they are used to construct bass lines. The lessons build on each other. So start with the introduction and progress through each lesson in order:

  1. Introduction and Overview of Bass Patterns
  2. Root Notes
  3. Octaves
  4. Root and 5th Pattern
  5. Root, 5th and flat 7th Pattern
  6. Root, 5th and 6th Pattern
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