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13 Creative Strategies for Crafting Compelling Bass Guitar Parts

Bass fills are cool! They spice up a line, punctuate a groove, and can sound impressive, dramatic or driving. Ariane Cap’s Bass Fills & Thrills focuses on fills and the important function they play for bass players.

”We’ll examine bass fills in-depth here, and I’ll demonstrate how important they are and how they help you shine in the mix. I’ll show you 13 creative strategies that you can use as your springboard for crafting your own bass fills.

For example, we’ll work on several strategies for fills incorporating the top two strings such as using thirds and fifths. We’ll examine Box shapes and we can integrate chromaticism into your fills. We’ll combine chromatics with octaves, top it off using shakes, slides, some cool pedaling, and of course, double stops which are cool to use in a blues. When we’re done with this course you’ll have lots of ideas for fills for thrills at your fingertips.”

Ariane will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson. You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well.

Ariane Cap’s Bass Fills & Thrills Course Details

Features

  • Multi-Angle Videos
  • 1080p Full HD
  • Video Tab Sync
  • Slo-Motion
  • Looping
  • Progress Tracking

Includes

  • 21 Video Lessons
  • 18 Charts (.pdf)
  • 18 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
  • 18 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)
  • Runtime: 01:26:39
  • Download Size: 0.70 GB

Release Date

  • 20.04.2020

Curriculum

  • Accompaniment
  • Backup
  • Bass Grooves
  • Bass Lines
  • Chromatic
  • Fills
  • Left-Hand Techniques
  • Right-Hand Techniques
  • Techniques

Instrument

  • Bass Guitar

Styles

  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Multi-Style

Skill Level

  • Late Beginner
  • Intermediate

21 Video Lessons:

  1. Bass Fills & Thrills Introduction
  2. What are Fills? Overview
  3. What Makes Great Fills? Overview
  4. Groove and Fill: 1 Bar Each Demonstration
  5. Groove and Fill: Half Bar Demonstration
  6. Groove and Fill: Four Bar Phrase Demonstration
  7. Fifths for Fills: Top 2 Strings Demonstration
  8. Thirds for Fills: Top 2 Strings Demonstration
  9. Box Shape Fills: Top 2 Strings Demonstration
  10. Chromatic Colors in Fills Demonstration
  11. Chromatics & Octaves Fills Demonstration
  12. Fills with Scales Demonstration
  13. Shake it Up! Demonstration
  14. Fill By Sliding Into a Note Demonstration
  15. Fill By Sliding Into a Phrase Demonstration
  16. 4+4 Pedal Fill Demonstration
  17. 3+3+2 Pedal Fill Demonstration
  18. Take it Up! Demonstration
  19. Double Stop 3rds and 6ths Demonstration
  20. Tritone Double Stops Demonstration
  21. Bass Fills & Thrills Conclusion

What are Fills? – Overview

“I explain the difference between the groove and fills. I give an example that shows an obvious fill and also the gray zone between fill and groove variation.”

What Makes Great Fills? – Overview

“There are 3 basic principles that can help you make good fills. I explain these principles and give you a few general tips to guide you on the fills path.”

Groove and Fill: 1 Bar Each – Demonstration

“This is an explanation and demonstration of a core practice method I use in this course: Groove and Fill. By practicing this way you will learn to think ahead and invent new fills on the fly. We start out with 1 bar of groove followed by 1 bar of improvised fill.”

Groove and Fill: Half Bar – Demonstration

“Here are more groove and Fill examples, this time playing 1.5 bars of groove and 2 beats of fill.”

Groove and Fill: Four Bar Phrase – Demonstration

“These examples show fills at the end of each 4 bar phrase. This is getting closer to “real life” musical situations and also trains you to keep track of groups of 4 bars. This is an essential skill that will help you keep track of the form in many songs.”

Fifths for Fills: Top 2 Strings – Demonstration

“This shows how intervals can become the basis for fills. Simple theory concepts like this can become rich sources for musical ideas and I give you a few examples to get you started. To give us a manageable amount of options, we’ll only use the top two strings to create fills.”

Thirds for Fills: Top 2 Strings – Demonstration

“We stay on the top two strings for our fills. This time we use thirds as the tonal material to inspire us.”

Box Shape Fills: Top 2 Strings – Demonstration

“Building on the “top two strings idea” let’s work with some pentatonic boxes and move them up and down the fretboard. By “boxes” I mean shapes on the fretboard that are easy to recognize and remember.”

Chromatic Colors in Fills – Demonstration

“Here I demonstrate a few ideas for using chromaticism in fills. A good tactic is to pick a few target notes that fit, such as the fifth or root of the chord, and line up your fingers to create a chromatic run towards it.”

Chromatics & Octaves Fills – Demonstration

“Let’s combine the drama of octaves with chromaticism. This is just an example of how combining two simple concepts can ignite a blaze of ideas.”

Fills with Scales – Demonstration

“I show you how scale excerpts make great material for fills. The progression we use is a ii V I vi chord vamp. The D major scale fits all the chords.”

Shake it Up! – Demonstration

“Strawberry or banana? Na, not that kind of shake. Here we are using our fingers to rapidly slide from one fret to the next – it creates a cool effect that you can use for fills. Let’s place it at different places in the bar”

Fill By Sliding Into a Note – Demonstration

“Slides are great for fills! Just a slide on its own – up or down- can have a great effect! And of course, you can slide up or down!”

Fill By Sliding Into a Phrase – Demonstration

“Here are two more examples for fills with slides. This time we’re sliding into a short phrase.”

4+4 Pedal Fill – Demonstration

“Using pedal notes as a starting point for fills ideas. I show several examples to get you started.”

3+3+2 Pedal Fill – Demonstration

“The 3+3+2 rhythmic grouping steps up our pedals explorations even more. Watch out so you don’t get a speeding ticket with all that pedaling!”

Take it Up! – Demonstration

“This is a variation on the groove and fill exercise. The basic principle is to play the groove up and octave as a starting point for your fill ideas.”

Double Stop 3rds and 6ths – Demonstration

“Double stops sound great as fills. You can combine them with slides for that extra hip effect. Here we are filling using 3rds and 6ths in double stops using only the top two strings.”

Tritone Double Stops – Demonstration

“Here we are using the tritone double stop for fills over dominant 7th chords.”

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