Beginner Bass Quick-Start

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This Lutz Academy Quick-Start will have you set up and playing bass in no time at all! Jeremiah will be going over the essentials that you’ll need to start playing. These things may seem easy, but it’s important you get them right because they will build the foundation you need to be a good bassist! You can take the full version of this course on Udemy or SkillShare.

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Finger Style Bass Lesson

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What Fingers Should I Use?

When you’re first getting started, you’ll likely be alternate picking with your pointer and middle finger. There are times players might use all five of their fingers. Develop whatever feels and sounds best to you. Finger style can give you a broad range of different tones, so play around and see what best Read More

Tuning Your Bass

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Getting your bass in tune for the first time can be tricky, especially if you’re trying to do it by ear. While it is important to develop your pitch recognition skills, it’s not the first thing you want to tackle as a bassist!

Purchase a clip-on tuner for your bass, a tuning pedal, or another tool that will listen to the pitches of the strings for you and tell you whether to raise/lower them. This will save you so much time and headache and get you playing fast!
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Using a Pick for Bassists

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Should I use a pick?

It depends. If you’re opting for a pick because you believe it’s quicker or easier, no you should not! But, if you want to learn with a pick because you prefer the tone of picking over finger style, you definitely should.

Learning both finger style and picking will make you a better, more diverse bassist. Don’t learn picking just because some say it’s easier. You should work to develop whatever techniques will best suit your playing style.
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