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Motown Bass Survival Guide Lesson

Andrew Ford’s Motown Bass Survival Guide examines all of the essential concepts and techniques you need to know to get that signature Motown sound. He shows you Motown grooves and bass lines with embellished passing tones, muted non-diatonic ghost notes, root five movements, major pentatonics, question and answer phrases, reharmonized chords, open string pivots, and a signature bass run concept called “dropping the biscuit” Simply put, you will learn all of the essential Motown techniques and grooves.

Below is the “Motown Bass Survival Guide” – Intro lesson. This is a free lesson provided courtesy of TrueFire Bass Lessons. To gain access to all of the lessons in the “Motown Bass Survival Guide” course --> click here!

Motown Bass Survival Guide - Intro - Andrew Ford

Below is a list of all the lessons in the “Motown Bass Survival Guide” course. Click here to gain access to all of these lessons!

  • Motown Bass Survival Guide – Introduction
  • SECTION 1: Essential Concepts – Overview
  • Reharmonization – Concept 1
  • Embellished Passing Tone – Concept 2
  • Root Five Movement – Concept 3
  • Outline the Triad – Concept 4
  • Question & Answer – Concept 5
  • Dropping the Biscuit – Concept 6
  • Major Pentatonic – Concept 7
  • Open String Pivot – Concept 8
  • Non-Diatonic Ghost Notes – Concept 9
  • Bridge Mutes & Tone – Concept 10
  • SECTION 2: Performances – Overview
  • Out of Sight – Overview
  • Out of Sight – Performance
  • Out of Sight – Breakdown
  • My Love – Overview
  • My Love – Performance
  • My Love – Breakdown
  • The Way You Mess Around – Overview
  • The Way You Mess Around – Performance
  • The Way You Mess Around – Breakdown
  • It’s What’s Up – Overview
  • It’s What’s Up – Performance
  • It’s What’s Up – Breakdown
  • Sweet Love – Overview
  • Sweet Love – Performance
  • Sweet Love – Breakdown
  • Hand in Hand – Overview
  • Hand in Hand – Performance
  • Hand in Hand – Breakdown
  • Standing in the Dark – Overview
  • Standing in the Dark – Performance
  • Standing in the Dark – Breakdown
  • The Feeling is Mutual – Overview
  • The Feeling is Mutual – Performance
  • The Feeling is Mutual – Breakdown
  • Motown Bass Survival Guide – Conclusion

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Motown Bass Survival Guide Lesson

Motown Bass Survival Guide Lesson