18. Phrasing Techniques

Phrasing techniques are simple additions to your toolkit that will enable you to play smoother, more effective basslines. They’ll also allow you to add a more expressive edge to your playing, in turn enabling you to find your own unique voice on the bass. The phrasing techniques that we’ll be looking at here include hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, trills and vibrato, all very simple techniques that you’ve probably begun to use already. All of these techniques are performed by the fretting hand.

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