…making better bass players with Kris Rodgers A.K.A Dmanlamius
These series of short books aren’t similar to most other Bass tuition books. They are a small archive of the things and ideas that have helped me become the Bass player I am today. A little insight into my way of doing things, if you will.
To view the videos, I’d recommend a free bit of software called VLC. Movie files are mixed between .MOV’s, and .M4V’s. I’m not sure if standard players will play both types of files, but if they don’t, get yourself a copy of VLC:
*The files themselves come as four .ZIP files. I had to do this, because the file was WAY too big by itself. So, I had to split them, just so it’s easier for you guys to download.
Here are some quotes from people on my forums who have purchased the book:
Notice that the end is ‘twenty thousand thankyous!’
This song will be taught in the PENTHOUSE PROJECT like all my other music in Penthouse.
Check out another song called “It’s amazing” below. The lessons for this song have already started, and can be found in the Penthouse project!
Ok, here we have a number of riffs created by me, for you to learn.
We’re starting simply here, and will be making them harder as we go along.
I’ve managed to do eight in a row, before my computer broke! But I am back in the game again now, and will get down to making more.
Bookmark this page for all updates!
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 1
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 2
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 3
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 4
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 5
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 6
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 7
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 8
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 9
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 10
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 11 (Intro to Vibrato!)
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 12 (Quick Slap and pop)
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 13 (Strum ‘N Tap)
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 14 (Finger pickn’)
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 15 (Drone strummin)
RIFF OF THE WEEK # 16 (Drone strummin # 2)
So, my youtube channel just hit twenty thousand subscribers. Wow! That’s a lot, and I never imagined I’d reach that…
Anyhow, I’d like to say thankyou to every one of you for your support. And looking at the comments on this video, I am proud that I have given so many of you something positive. Really proud!
Here’s to twenty thousand more…Enjoy!
And here is part two. That bothersome Bass solo!
A UNIQUE learning opportunity.
My new bands’ songs, broken apart for you to learn composition, writing and musicianship skills.
Learn unique and original riffs from myself, and more importantly, why I write those specific riffs to the music being played. In some instances I write the main part to the song, and sometimes it comes from jamming. This will all be explained in the videos!
Well, Penthouse is a band that covers many styles and genres of music. So the lessons featured here should interest a wide variety of musicians. Typically, each “Piece of music” is around ten minutes long, with lots of interesting changes. Each piece describes a situation from my cartoon towers block, ‘The Towers’.
We will go through the songs, part by part, and I will teach you what I am playing for that part. Whilst I’m teaching you, I’m explaining WHY I am playing those parts.
All in all, I’m hoping that this will be a really educational experience for my online (and off!) students. I have been writing music and Bass lines since 1993, and have lots of experience I can share.
Well, I’ve been teaching Bass guitar online for a few years now. Although thousands and thousands of people have benefit from these lessons, I wanted to start teaching something with a more practical matter concerning being in a band, and writing lines.
What shall I play here? Why would I play it? How shall I play it? All these questions will hopefully be answered when I break apart these Bass lines. I’ll also be covering issues like overplaying, specific techniques for specific genres as well.
Ok, here is the first song you will be learning:
And here is the video how to play it:
Reminds me of a cowboy trotting off into the sunset on his horse…
Nothing better than that nice round, low Bass sound when playing chords. It really is a unique sound, that has its own energy and ambience. Click below for a good long lesson on how to play chords…
If you’re interested in playing chords, and having a practical use when playing them, check out:
Please read the annonotations on this video, to understand why I made it squeeky!
If anyone has any questions about this, I’ll happily answer them!
There is a lot of content on this site! I am sincerely trying to reach out to you as if there were no geographical boundaries.
The first port of call on your Bass journey should be the “Lesson tree”. These are lessons that start off easy, and slowly progress.