Lesson 11: The Bass

Big, round, and booming, the bass can be found at the foundation of western popular music across the genres. With the ability to generate room-rattling energy, the bass plays an integral role in popular music. There’s no substitution for a great session bassist but there is tremendous value in understanding how a bassline works. There will come a project where you are responsible for creating the bassline for a song, so dig in and soak up all the knowledge coming your way.


Be able to identify a bassline and its function in modern production.
Be able to interpret commonly used rhythms in modern music.
Be able to use the techniques covered in this course to create their own basslines.
Be able to identify a bassline and the techniques used to create that bassline.
Be able to explain the use of a bassline in modern production and be able to use the techniques in their own production.