Music Lessons For Bass Guitar

How To Sing Better For Guys Part 1

Is Everybody ReadyƩ Well, Alright, then! Let'sGO!!!! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! How to Sing Better for Guys. Welcome to KenTamplin Vocal Academy, where we're going to be discussing How To Sing Better for Guys. Hi, Guys. Ken Tamplin from Ken Tamplin VocalAcademy, and I'm going to teach you a little bit about the voice and voice lessons today. This is Part One in a ThreePart series onHow to Sing Better for Guys. Now, there's a lot of different styles anda lot of different approaches to singing,

so that one subject isn't just how to singbetter for all guys, because it's how to sing better in whatever style you're looking tosing. Well, there are some very basic, nonnegotiables to singing, and I want to point out that mostof the time, not all of the time, but most of the time, guys want to sing harder thangirls. They want to get out there and just belt and wail. .and there's the other side, of R'n'B or Pop guys that are just looking to have somesoul, and some good licks, and some good tone, and good resonance, and stamina, andso forth, AND range, which we all want.

But I want to cover both aspects fairly briefly.I'm going to discuss Rock Singing first, and then I'm going to break into more Pop andR'n'B. So the very first thing is, is that we wantto have awesome posture. You want to sit up straight, or stand up straight, and by theway, when you sit, you lose up to 30% of your strength in your abdomen when you're singing,so I recommend you stand, if you can, but anyway, so you're going to want to stand,and you're going to want to take a breath from your belly, from your abdomen. Insteadof breathing like we do like this, from our chest, we want to breathe from our abdomen,from our belly, and our diaphragm. So you've

heard a lot about diaphragmatic support, soI'm not going to cover that here, I have some tutorials on my website regarding diaphragmaticsupport, and I have an amazing course called quot;How to Sing Better Than Anyone Elsequot;.So anyway, I want to talk about how to sing better for guys, so we're going to start firstwith this bright quot;PINGquot; in an quot;AHquot;vowel. quot;AH. AH.quot; I coined a phrase, it's called quot;IT'sthe LAH!!! AHHH!!quot; and it's that nice, Open Throat, Bright Ping Sound that keeps us fromsort of choking on our vowel sounds or pinching and squeezing as we go up.Now there's a lot to this but I'm going to just go through the basic elements of thisfirst, and then if you're interested, check out

my course, or check out my channel and I covera good amount of this stuff. So, we're going to start with the mean averageof singers, and that would be a baritone. And so we're going to start down in like amidbari or upper midbari range, and we're just going to go through a simple triad scalelike this: Lah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.And try to keep the jaw as stable as possible. Try not to move the mandible, or the jaw,keep it in the marble or static or stable position, we're going to continue up a triadscale, like this: Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Don't forget your breath. Take your breath,

and use your breath, bring in the breath,kind of like you're doing a situp, the feeling of how much strength is required when you'redoing a situp. So let's continue. , Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Take your breath. Relax the shoulders, relax the arms, relax the neck. let's continue:Nice, bright, Open AH. I don't mean quot;loh, oh, oh, ohhh. or luh, uh, uh, uhh. I meanquot;AHquot;. Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh. Do yourselfa favor. Even get out a handheld mirror and look at the back of your throat, and see ifyour throat is nice and wide open, and that your tongue is placed to the base of the jaw,so it's not causing any stricture, or any

Bass guitar scales 1 How to play bass guitar lesson three

Hi there guys, this is Ben Jones from theInstitute as part of the Bass Expo for Music Radar. We're now going to play some actualbass and where we're going to start is from one of the most important scales, which isthe major scale. Now we've all heard this scale, we probably didn't know we've heardit but it's been in nursery rhymes it's been in jingles, you can hear it when you go tothe supermarket, on tanoids, things like that, it's a really really important scale. Nowthe great thing about this scale in terms of a playing aspect is that it actually usesall 4 fingers of your fretting hand. It's really really important to have consistancybetween each of your fingers you don't want

to have on finger that you never use becausethen when you start to play more complicated things, it will actually be a problem foryou because you won't have the strength in that finger. So lets start the scale, nso wherewe're going to start is on the 3rd fret of the A string, so that's your 2nd string downfor most of you out there who are playing on 4 strings. The E, A, this string here.Then we count 1,2,3, the 3rd fret, it's usually the one that has a dot on it. Your 1st dot.Now we're going to start the scale with our 2nd finger, it's a really good habit to getinto when we're talking about scales to start from a particular finger each time. WhatI'm going to show you at the end is that this

shape can actually be moved all over the neckso if you do start it with one finger you can then just move that finger around andit gives you that ability to move it very quickly. So the 1st move is going to be your2nd finger, your middle finger going onto to the 3rd fret on the A string. Then, we'regoing to move over to our little finger here, onto the 5th fret, so we've got 3rd, 5th andthen note wise we've got C, D. We now move up a string, onto the D string, with our 1stfinger and play the 2nd fret so we've got, middle finger, little finger, first finger.We now stay on the D string and we use our middle finger onto the 3rd fret of this string.So we've got C, D, E, F. Next part, move over

again with the little finger onto the D string,for our G note, we're now going to jump up to the final string, the thinnest string,your G string and play the 2nd fret with the 1st finger, that's your A and this is wherewe use that finger we haven't used yet, our 3rd finger, we're going to go to the 4th fret,the one just after the dot, with the dot, that's the B and hopefully you guys can hearnow, you want to hear that final note and it's with your little finger on the 5th fret,C. So very slowly we get C, D, E, F, G, A,B, C. If we play that descending, C, B, A,G, F, E, D, C. Hopefully you guys saw that I ended and started back on that 2nd finger that middlefinger onto that C. This is a great scale

to get all of those fingers working because,every single finger gets a go there. Ok admittidly we do only use the 3rd finger once but this sortof shape 1, 3, 4 is really really important, a lot of bass players don't really focus onthat and lots of guys have really really strong 1st fingers, sorry middle fingers, 1st and2nd, but the 3rd finger gets left out a bit, so practising this scale in particular willgive you a nice strong 3rd finger.

Bass Guitar How to Play the Acoustic Bass

Hi, it's Steve Bauman from Summerhays Musicin Murray, Utah, and we're talking about the bass today and this is an acoustic bass. Theacoustic bass is kind of a mix between an electric bass and an acoustic guitar. It'slike an electric bass because it's still held in the same way, it's not an upright bass.So it's held in the same way as a guitar or an electric bass is. And also it's playedlike an electric bass where you play with your first two fingers here. Except for insteadof resting your fingers on a pickup, or your thumb rather, on a pickup, you're going torest your thumb either on the top string here and just play like that. Or you're going torest it up against the body. Or you're just

going to float out and out there and justhit it with the two fingers. You can also play with a pick or with your fingers or howeveris comfortable for you. Now, the way that it's like an acoustic guitar is the way thatit makes sound. 'Cause where on electric bass it makes sound based off the pickups, themagnetic pickups that pick up the sound, where an acoustic guitar or an acoustic bass thestring vibrates, goes down through the sound hole, the sound bounces off the back and thesides of the instrument and it vibrates the top of the instrument. And so it projectsthe sound that way. Completely different, although there is also a preamp on most acousticbasses where you can plug it in and make an

electric bass of course. So, this is SteveBauman and for any questions or if you want to comment on any of this, go to Summerhaysmusic .

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