Rock & Metal Basslines

This video course is the first of three that will focus specifically on a single genre of music. First up: rock and metal. We’ll look at exercises covering a wide range of styles here, including classic rock, punk, funk rock, alternative rock and more. Rock and metal are perfect genres for getting stuck in with the plectrum and you should have a great time learning these exercises.

The majority of the exercises in this chapter are quite hard-hitting and you can afford to play them with a little more aggression than you might use for the pop and funk basslines that we’ll cover in the next two courses. For these exercises - and those in the next two courses - no picking guides have been written. This has been done to encourage you to use everything that you have learnt in this book to find the best picking patterns for each line. Remember that it’s very rare to see picking guides written in bass guitar notation.

Don't forget to hit the Download Resources button above to receive the PDF that accompanies these lessons! (available to subscribers only) This course contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: