Learning gospel bass guitar playing means knowing your scales. Learn the best way to play gospel bass with the help of a professional bass player in this free video.
Hi, I'm Boudro here in Los Angeles, California. I'm the bassist with Denise Williams and the Emotions, and I'm going to show you how to play some gospel bass. Now with gospel bass, it's just like any other kind of bass as far as learning your scales. Knowing the notes on your bass. You have to know your scales, oh that is so critical. I'm going to start, I'm going to start in G sharp. That's a G sharp major scale. You want to start walking up the neck. And you want to do this faster. And you also want to start walking back down. Now, I guess at this point you are going well, what's that got to do with gospel bass? Endurance is the key with gospel bass. There's some gospel bass lines that can go on for 10 minutes once you start getting in what they call the spirit at church. I'm going to do one in G sharp. The old time gospel bass line. And I'm going to do it slowly for you first. Almost has a jazz kind of feel to it. But when you hear the drums you'll know that this is not a jazz feel. Now, I'm going to do it a little bit faster. Now, endurance because I have played that bass line literally for 10 minutes straight. Can you imagine that? Playing that for 10 minutes? So, endurance is what you want to do. And how do you get your endurance up? Your stretching exercises, your scales, and your stretching exercises on your bass, which is by walking up on the neck doing your scales. Going back down. I'm Boudro, and that is how to learn to play gospel bass guitar.