How To: Trills on Electric Bass

Technique: Electric Bass Guitar Trills

"While a bass player’s main role is generally to lock in with the drummer and make the music feel great (and the rest of the band sound great!), there’s always room for adding a little spice to your b-lines.

One way of doing that without over-complicating things is by using trills – simply alternating quickly between two notes. In this short video lesson, Elixir® Strings artist Vernon Prout shows three different methods of playing trills to augment your grooves, giving you a choice of techniques to use depending on the feel you need!"

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Bass Guitar

Time and time again these great-sounding strings have proved nothing else can withstand a working musician’s schedule like Elixir. The life and longevity of the strings ensures I have a rich, consistent tone like they’re fresh out the pack no matter what stage or studio I’m on. Vernon Prout

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Bass Nickel Plated Steel Strings with NANOWEB® Coating, Long Scale Gauge

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