When it comes time to learn a new technique, such as basslines, on guitar, we tend to try and jump to the top of the mountain rather than take the slow climb.

It’s easy to hear a full walking bassline and think, “Wow, I want to do that!”

Moving from one position to another smoothly and seamlessly can be a tough nut to crack for many guitarists.

But when you sit down to play a full bassline you quickly realize that jumping to the top of that mountain is a bit out of your reach right now.

Rather than be discouraged in your practicing, switch your approach to the slower, but much more accessible, route.

Learning how to play root notes on beat one of any new chord might seem like a small step forward when learning bass lines.

But, the root note is the most important note in any bassline as it states the current chord and resolves any tension in your line.

Because of this, learning to play root notes on the first beat of any new chord is the best and most important place to begin in your bassline studies.

In this lesson, you learn how to apply root notes to any chord and progression when playing basslines.


Click here to learn how to apply root notes to any chord and progression when playing basslines.