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Instruments > Bass > Electric Bass with Nathan East

Electric Bass
with Nathan East

Nathan East has taken his years of formidable playing and created hundreds of electric bass guitar lessons online. Students in the bass guitar course have access to video lessons, bass guitar tabs and backing tracks. Learn how to play bass from a master.

 Pop, rock and funk lessons

 Chord and arpeggio exercises

About Online Electric Bass Guitar Course with Nathan East

Dive into the groove and explore the world of electric bass guitar with the legendary Nathan East. ArtistWorks proudly presents an extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the most revered bassists and musicians of our time. Whether you're a beginner captivated by the rhythmic foundation of music or an experienced bassist seeking to refine your technique, this comprehensive online course is designed to elevate your electric bass playing to new heights.

Welcome to a world-class online platform where you can explore the art of electric bass guitar from the comfort of your own home. With Nathan East as your mentor, you'll gain exclusive access to a meticulously crafted curriculum of video lessons, providing you with the techniques, musicality, and groove necessary to become a proficient and expressive bassist.

As a Grammy-winning bassist and one of the most in-demand session musicians, Nathan East brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this online course. Now, you have the exclusive opportunity to learn directly from him as he shares his unique insights, innovative approaches, and profound understanding of the electric bass.

From mastering bass techniques such as fingerstyle, slap and pop, and chordal playing to exploring various musical styles including rock, funk, R&B, and jazz, Nathan East will guide you through each step of your musical journey. With his clear and engaging instruction, you'll develop a solid foundation and gain the skills necessary to hold down the groove with precision and flair.

One of the standout features of this online electric bass guitar course is the archive of interactive learning videos facilitated by the ArtistWorks platform. As a student, you'll have the unique opportunity to access the library of videos submitted by students to Nathan East, who provided personalized video feedback and guidance. This invaluable one-on-one instruction between Nathan and his students is preserved, allowing you to refine your technique, improve your tone, and develop your own unique bass style.

In addition to the recorded lessons, you'll become part of a vibrant online community of fellow bass enthusiasts. Connect, collaborate, and engage with like-minded musicians from around the world. Share your progress, exchange ideas, and receive support from your peers. This collaborative environment fosters a sense of camaraderie and provides an ongoing source of inspiration and encouragement throughout your musical journey.

With the convenience of learning on your own schedule and the flexibility to access the course materials anytime, anywhere, this online electric bass guitar course caters to bassists of all levels. Whether you're a dedicated bass enthusiast or an adventurous musician seeking to explore new musical horizons, Nathan East's expertise and guidance will unlock your potential and enable you to express yourself authentically through the electric bass.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the preeminent bassists of our time. Enroll in the online electric bass guitar course with Nathan East today, and embark on a transformative musical journey that will enhance your playing and ignite your passion for the electric bass. Get ready to lay down the groove, lock in with the rhythm, and become the bassist you've always aspired to be!

What You'll Learn

What makes these electric bass lessons truly unique is that this is the only place online preserving the teaching feedback of Nathan East through the library of videos submitted by students using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Nathan reviewed each submission and recorded a video response, offering specific guidance to the student to take their bass playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch these interactions with Nathan. This library is comprehensive and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

About Nathan East

Nathan East is one of the most in-demand bassists of all time. As the regular touring bassist for Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Toto, and Fourplay with Bob James, he has played with just about everyone in the music industry. Seamlessly blending rock, pop and funk, East’s bass influences include Charles Mingus, James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney and Monk Montgomery. In the studio, Nathan East has played bass for legendary artists including Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Elton John, Daft Punk and many more. Nathan has been teaching how to play bass guitar for decades and teaching online with ArtistWorks since 2012.

Electric Bass Lessons

Beginner Bass

Tuning Your Bass
Using Harmonics
Ear Training
Right Hand Warmups
Tone Development
Left Hand Warmups
Left Hand Position
Right Hand Posture
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Two Octave Major Scales
Two Octave Minor Scales
Chromatic Scales
Pentatonic Scales
Two Hand Warmup
Major and Minor Arpeggios Triads
Major and Minor Arpeggios 7ths
Arpeggios Warmup
Developing Speed
Note Lengths
Putting Your Sound Together
Basic Bass Lines
Music Theory
Chord Progressions 1-4-5
Chord Progressions: 1-6-2-5
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Chord Progressions: 2-5-1
Submit a Placement Video
Chord Progressions: 2-5-1-6
Chord Progressions: 3-6-2-5
Walking Bass Lines
Double Stops
Suspended Chords
Relative Keys
Band Stand Rock
Slow Blues (Beginner)
Blues Shuffle (Beginner)
Slow Reggae (Beginner)
R&B (Beginner)
Creating Your First Bass Lines
Right Hand Technique Advanced
Speed Drills: Exercise 1
Speed Drills: Exercise 2
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 1
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 2
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 3
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 4
Arpeggio Speed Drills- Exercise 5
Right Hand Speed Drills: Techniques & Tones
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 1
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 2
Right Hand Speed Drills: Exercise 3
Scalar Melodic Patterns

Intermediate Bass

Introduction to Intermediate Bass
More Sounds On The Bass
Playing In The Pocket
Putting It All Together
Creating A Bass Solo
Slow Blues - Intermediate
Blues Shuffle - Intermediate
Walking Blues
Reggae (Medium) - Intermediate
Rhythm And Blues - Intermediate
Funk - Intermediate
Rock - Intermediate
Jazz Blues - Intermediate
Pop - Intermediate
Smooth Jam in E - Intermediate
Jam in E Flat Minor - Intermediate
Rock Jam in A - Intermediate
Funk Groove in E Minor - Intermediate
Classic 80's Pop Groove
A Minor Funk Groove
1-6-2-5 Progression
Show Preparation
Playing with Feel
How to Approach a New Song
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Submit a Placement Video

Advanced Bass

Introduction to Advanced Bass
Advanced Blues
Advanced Blues Shuffle
Advanced Reggae
Advanced R&B
Advanced Funk
Slaps, Slides & Octaves
Using Space and Simplicity
Staccato and Attitude
Major and Minor 10ths
Descending F Minor Scale
Continuous 16th Notes
Bossa Nova
Listening While Playing
Smooth Jam in E
Jam in E Flat Minor
Rock Jam in A
E Minor Funk Groove
Bass Accompaniment
Jam in F Sharp Minor
Five String Bass
America The Beautiful
Walking the 2-5-1
Soloing the 2-5-1
Adding Flare
Introduction to the 5 String Bass
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Tears in Heaven
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30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018 (Archive)


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