The bass guitar’s relationship to the kick drum.
We adapt album recordings of worship songs to a 5-piece band. Sometimes that means using a 5-string bass to be faithful to the recording.
Daniel Ornellas, bass instructor for Worship Artistry, teaches you how to emulate the synth bass on an electric bass.
You don't always have to stick to the recording.
Daniel gives you some tips on adding harmonies to your bass lines to help add a little more character to your parts.
So much of your tone depends on the way you approach the strings. Daniel shows you how.
You don't have to be stuck doing the same thing all the time.
Many songs in modern worship either replace the bass or augment the bass with keyboard. Fear not! We can create a similar tone by using octaves.
One of the most difficult things to navigate when playing bass in church is that it is often difficult to hear yourself play without getting so loud that it ruins your sound for the sound guy.
Daniel demystifies the slap technique for bass guitar.
Depending on how you subdivide a bass note within a measure, you can subtly add energy to a phrase or bring it down.
Sometimes house power can give a nasty hum when you take your hands off the bass. Daniel shares an easy trade secret to keep it quiet.
Delay on a bass certainly isn't for every song.
In order to really grow, you need to spend time with just a drummer to work out grooves and patterns that are fun to play and also have real-world application.
Every player has that groove they start practice with.
It's a personal choice so rather than tell you what you should do, I'm going to list a few benefits of each.
Daniel shows us what types of tone we can create when using a pick or just our fingers on the bass.
Worship Artistry guitar and bass instructors Jason Houtsma and Daniel Ornellas celebrate the new resources page by discussing their favorite gear and how they make choices for all levels of playing.
I am amazed by just how many people end up with a bass that is completely wrong for their application.
Even if you're a talented bass player, an imbalanced EQ can make it sound like you have something to hide.