I'm an intermediate bass guitarist, and I want to improve my left arm fingers work, and improvisation during bass solo.

I think I should learn not only by simply remember some tabs by famous bass guitarists, but from some excersises.

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    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 13:00
  • Updated the question. Sorry for bad quality question.
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    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 20:45
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I advise you to watch video school John Patitucci "Electric Bass". John shows a lot of exercises for the left and right hands. You can find it here http://www.kat.ph/john-patitucci-electric-bass-2-video-pdf-t2949084.html

Also, I recommend you a series of lessons Jamey Aebersold "Play-A-Long". This will help you understand improvisation. http://extratorrent.com/torrent/246065/Aebersold+Jazz+Play-A-Long+Vol.++1+to+Vol.++106.html

  • May be, you have any links?
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    Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 8:19
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    I added some links.
    – Wolg
    Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 5:23

Check out Scott's Bass Lessons https://www.scottsbasslessons.com/.

He creates educational videos for all abilities. Most of his videos are free but he also has a paid for area with access to more resources.


I have created as site that has a ton of stuff - arpeggio exercises, transcriptions, a thing called the Pentatonic Lick Factory and lots of other bass guitar related things. There are plenty of things that will challenge even an experienced player.



I play guitar, not bass, but I can answer for the effectiveness of a set of daily exercises for both technique (strength, speed, accuracy) and musical knowledge.

The exercises I use are those in David Mead's book "10 Minute Guitar Workout", but I'm sure others are available. The exercises work to educate your ear as well as your fingers.

Unfortunately, I don't know of a bass version, or an online version.

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