How to learn HARD RIFF or SOLO: 4 tricks (lesson + tabs)

Wanna play a favorite riff or solo, but there’s something holding you back, you stumble on? We all struggle with that, especially in the beginning of learning guitar or bass. Today I’ll show you how to learn a hard licks (bass, guitar, sitar, whatever).

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Content of “An Introduction To Bass” has revealed!

Guys! Here’s a content of my first free book “An Introduction To Bass”. Now I do final editings: images, links, detecting mistakes etc. The book in PDF will be available for AVanguard members very soon. So, check it out all the chapters from “An Introduction To Bass”:

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Keep on learning bass! As I promised, here’s more stuff from “An Introduction To Bass” (read previous article “Functions: what is the bass for?” here). This is the largest section, and my favorite one. Check out an intro and a piece from it – “Rhythm / dynamics“. I am a graduated pedagogue, so I like to analyse, classify, and teach. The chapter shows it pretty good))

Don’t forget that I’m not a native English speaker. I’m always open to your corrections and suggestions via email 🙂 So, here we go!

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FUNCTIONS: WHAT IS THE BASS FOR? (excerpt from book)

I’m excited! This is a chapter from “An Introduction To Bass” – my first book about bass. I believe that I’m ready to contribute in music this way. Hope, it will be helpful and interesting for you, guys \m/

“An Introduction To Bass” is a free book, it can be got by AVanguard members in a few weeks.

One more thing. English is not my native language, so grammar and punctuation suck sometimes. I’d be thankful for your linguistic suggestions and corrections via e-mail 🙂

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Ultimate bass chord chart: E-moll

So, here’s my selection of E-moll bass chords. Chart includes ultimate amount of E minor chords variations, possible to play on 22-bar 4 string bass guitar. Chords chart I made is going to be starter for a big series of articles and videos about learning bass guitar. Here you can find 21 views of Em bass guitar chords on the kind of instrument. I also depicted some alternative ways to play they with and without barre, watch its bass tab below.

Why do I start a bass guitar chords topic with exactly Em? First of all, this is the most using bass scale in rock music. For example, more than half of songs by the band Metallica (and Metallica bass lines either) built around E minor. Prevailing of the scale causes demand in learning it. Thus we begin to learn bass chords by Em ones.

em bass chord chart ultimate
Bass chord chart Em

On the picture of bass chord chart you can see vertical bass tabs with: 4 strings, current bars (marked lower bar), involved notes, used fingers (1 – index, 2 – middle, 3 – ring, 4 – little finger, no number – barre). This chart doesn’t comprise any inversions and complicated variations, but built on classic harmony triad bass chords (for beginners mainly). Also I consciously missed bass power chords: I gonna make separate article (and later video) about it.

Next step is A-moll (A minor) bass guitar chord chart. Read more about bass theory and practice in my next publications. Don’t miss the information and share it with your friends on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Subscribe to my YouTube channel ( and website ( updates, bro! \m/