Josh Fossgreen is a bassist and bass teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. Proficient in many styles and musical contexts, he’s played from samba to ska, from heavy metal to jazz duos, from pit orchestras to soul bands to funk groups. He loves to lay down a solid groove as much as take a face-melting solo.

Josh is available as a bass teacher for students all over the world thanks to the magic of the internet!

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Double Thumb Slap Bass Groove #3 (with tab/music)

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Double Thumb Slap Bass Groove #3 (with tab/music)

Let’s get funky with Double Thumb Slap Bass Groove #3! We’re chillin in the key of G minor (dorian) with a couple common chromaticisms.

This bass riff is a good opportunity to practice switching between your normal bass slap and your double thumb technique, since it uses both. The normal slap is a bouncing rotation, the double thumb is more like an up/down pick stroke. Or as I coined in the video, “doorknob slap” versus “handshake slap”!

To get the most out of learning this double thumb bass groove, try adding your own fills, or change a note or two of the bass line to explore some variations. This will get you a lot more mileage out of the licks you learn and put you in a creative mindset (rather than only mimicking).

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Posted August 31st, 2015

Double Thumb Bass Groove #2 (with tab/music)

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Double Thumb Bass Groove #2 (with tab/music)

Double Thumb Bass Groove #2 starts to explore some of the more chordal possibilities with the double thumb technique, with one of my favorite bass chords, the ol’ 1-5-9. We’ll explore a chord progression in C minor with a “basic version,” and then a more advanced variation that adds a hammeron to the double thump pattern.

To get the most out of learning this double thumb bass groove, try adding your own fills, or change a note or two of the bass line to explore some variations. This will get you a lot more mileage out of the licks you learn and put you in a creative mindset (rather than only mimicking).

http://patreon.com/joshfossgreen
http://www.facebook.com/joshfossgreenmusic

Posted August 24th, 2015