In this handy video lesson, bass legend Nathan East offers his tips for playing with feel.
You can also win a trip to meet and jam with East live and in-person — more on that below!
One of the most sought-after bass players in the history of music — with an impressive 2,000+ recordings under his belt including everyone from Michael Jackson to Daft Punk — East certainly knows a thing or two about the topic. “I don’t care how many notes you know,” he comments. “If you don’t feel good to play with, all of that is not going to make any difference at all.”
Feel is an aspect of music that is all-important, but also elusive and difficult to explain. Luckily, East has some methods for developing your technique using a simple shuffle, while employing long and short notes, octaves, and walking lines. Add these tips to your arsenal and you’ll be playing more expressively in no time.
How about getting some game-changing bass tips in-person from the man himself? The opportunity could be yours thanks to ArtistWorks’ Big Guitar Getaway.
Winners will receive a meet and greet with East — as well as brilliant guitarists Guthrie Trapp and Keith Wyatt — plus a full studio tour, one-on-one lessons, an intimate in-studio jam experience, a fully-loaded swag bag, and a one year VIP subscription to any ArtistWorks music instruction course.
It all goes down at ArtistWorks HQ in beautiful Napa, CA, December 6-7, 2019. Round trip airfare, transportation, and two nights stay is included. Players of all levels are encouraged to enter.
Sign-up ends on 10/25, so enter now for your chance to win here: go.artistworks.com/big-guitar-getaway
You can also try free sample lessons of Nathan East’s ArtistWorks course at artistworks.com/freelessons.