Video #2 – A 13 Minute Technique, Speed & Dexterity Tune Up!
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  1. Jim

    Good learning tool.


  2. jerry

    very informative and good I’m glad I found this sight


  3. John Voss

    Great lesson. Exactly what I have been looking for. I am as green as they come to the bass, and I really needed this lesson. Thanks a lot Alex!


  4. Jerry Celestine

    I just love it real good excerise good job

  5. Hi Alex, Terrific! Many Thanks…


  6. Heritage2k10

    Great lesson bro it helped me a lot looking forward for the next videos thanks a lot god bless…


  7. Gordon

    I really liked your finger exercises and they will be very helpful to me.


  8. Troy Sicard

    Alex, you are awesome! Just started receiving your free lessons you generously give out and have picked up so much knowledge from you. If this is what you give for free, I can’t wait to sign up for your real in depth lessons. You are a great instructor, thank you so much!

    Troy


    • alexsampson

      Yessir Troy… You said it. The full SBPS course is da bomb diggity! 🙂


  9. John

    Hey great stuff Alex and greetings from UK


  10. george

    good info. I have been playing with my thumb for years and holding myself back, maybe now I can train the right way.


  11. Toney Mo

    thanks I have been doing that the wrong way now I have to really work on doing it the right way


  12. Tommy Dean

    Great exercises. Really made me change how I hold the base & worked my fingers out. I do have a challenge with the independence especially with my little finger. Definitely loosening them up! Thanks….td


  13. Lori

    Thank youso much for these lessons. I just bought my bass guitar a month ago, and I am starting from scratch… Thank you so much for all of your help!


  14. Henry Harwood

    Thanks so much, Alex. Other bass teachers I’ve seen on
    the Internet have taught me fingering the incorrect way,
    but seeing your video today really helped.


  15. belinda young

    hi.once again great stuff.and i love the way you slow it down for us.once again dont stop.you make me want to play all the more.iam trying to come up with the money to join.


  16. Russell

    Alex
    Thanks for the great tips and pointers that help me get started on the right foot.
    I enjoyed the video, and i will be using these tabs to help my dexterity
    Russell

  17. Your techique is explained simply and it has helped me improve my own technique. looking forward to the next video.

    sincerely,
    michael

  18. Alex,

    Great tips here and I am learning them now. Awesome tips, thankful for your information and instructions. I really love the tips and congrads on what you do, Thanks

    Dale


  19. andrew simmons

    THANKS ALEX THE DEXTARITY IS MY DOWN FALL EVER SINCE I LOST THE TOP OF MY MIDDLE FINGER ON RIGHT HAND. YOU PROBIBLY THINK SO WHAT BUT IM LEFT HANDED. VIDEO TAKES ME WAY BACK GOOD JOB BRO, THANKS AGAIN ANDY


  20. Stan

    I am completely new to learning bass. What you showed in todays video about hand posture and postioning just corrected a bad habit, mistake before I got to involved. Thank you. the simpliciaty approach from video 1 makes the confidence better


  21. Aaron Lewis, Sr

    I would like to learn more on my 5 String Bass Guitar. Don’t have a lot finances to spend, but a lot of heart and desire to perfect my skills. I play a lot of Gospel music at this time. I love Jazz and Gospel and some contemporary music.


  22. Melissa Allen

    I’m really digging your lessons! That’s for the great info so far!

  23. Another great exercise and lessons

  24. Another great exercise and lessons looking forward to the next lesson.


  25. Ken

    Great!!! excise….That is my probably my main problem is getting around the fret board…


  26. EARL

    EXCELLENT VIDEO! I need to work more on learning or “feeling” the fretboard as to not look down so much. Perfect practice and taking my time will get get me there.


  27. Timmy

    2nd one.Youve got my interest Alex. Appreciate you .


  28. hiran perera

    nice
    cheers mate!

  29. Another. great. Video. Awesome thanks!


  30. FRED SMITH

    ALEX YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SYSTEM
    BEEN PLAYING FOR 5 MONTHS NOW, WENT THUR YOUR FRETBOARD FORMULA SYSTEM, HAVE MODES AN FRETBOARD LAYOUT DO PAT, THX AGAIN

    WOULD LIKE TO ORDER YOUR BASSCHOPS, CANT GET WEB PAGE TO COME UP ,
    CAN U HELP ME THX AGAIN


    • alexsampson

      Thanks for the kind words Fred and glad you getting a handle on using the entire fretboard freely. About the basschopz course we’re actually replacing it with a new video course on building dexterity called “Essential Bass Rudiments”… don’t have a page up for that yet but if you want info on it you can email support @ bassguitartips.com (remove the spaces)


  31. johnny smith

    Very good this is what I needed. Just pickup a bass today. My first one I am a newbie. Thanks you


  32. Amoko Daniel

    REALLY GREAT………..WISH I COULD DOWNLOAD IT.


  33. Robert Ward

    I let my learning stall and die completely. Haven’t touched my bass in quite a while. I think this set of videos is sparking an interest in picking it up and plugging it in again.

    Thanks.


  34. Scott

    Good excercises.


  35. Riston

    Thank you very much again for helping me on my way to being an excellent Bass player!! Keep ’em comin!


  36. Deena Mosley

    Thank you! These are the first online beginner lessons I’ve watched that actually made sense!


  37. Carl

    Super simple love it.


  38. joe

    i’m a beginner and i love this stuff keep it coming


  39. Kenneth

    great tips


  40. N. Jacobs

    Excellent. Much much appreciated. Been doing the first excercise incorrectly for five years and not one out of three teachers (in person) noticed or commented. Second excercise only learned now. How does a video where the teacher can’t see you hit home better than a live person sitting there? Man…. Thanks, Alex, this is seriously life-changing practice-changing information.


    • alexsampson

      Hi Nisi, very glad to hear! Keep pressing forward…


  41. T

    Just what I was looking for! It got here just in time!

  42. I Like the finger exercise.


  43. Gustavo

    Awesome the two first lessons . I cannot wait for the rest. Thanks a lot.. Much!!


  44. jon

    thanks man so helpful!


  45. Barry B

    I like what you said about correct practice make perfect.BarryB


  46. Ernie

    This is really great stuff, thx for the tips

  47. I really like the exercise technic you have shown on your video. I’m an intermediate bass player and I needed some finger placing exercise. That was the perfect video and instructions I needed for my playing. Thanks for the video. You are blessing to us musician that strive to be better.


  48. mary

    love the videos, you’re a great teacher


  49. Bryant

    Excellent video. Very informative


  50. Sylvester Island

    It still amazes me how you can break these lessons down to the simplest degree!!! I’m still making up for a whole lot of lost time, but I can see that with your insights I’ll get there sooner than later!! Thanks you, just doesn’t seem to cover it!!!