This category includes lessons and topics that don't necessarily fit into the core curriculum at Adam Nitti Music Education. We are just starting to populate this section, but this is where you will find valuable information on everything from setting up your bass, to gear talk, bass tone, musical philosophies, composition tips, and more.
OTP100: Bass Tone Basics, Part 1
A lesson that gets into the basics of where your bass tone comes from. This first lesson in the series focuses on the influence of plucking hand position and technique on your tone, and demonstrates the significant changes you can make to your sound in real time without having to use tone controls on your bass or amplifier. A great primer lesson for those interested in gaining greater control over their tone and technique. Recommended for beginning to intermediate level players.
Course Code: OTP100
OTP101: Bass Tone Basics, Part 2
Continues where OTP100 leaves off, and covers bass-specific factors that influence tone. This video particuarly focuses on the construction of different bass guitars, encompassing topics such as pickup placement and configuration, tone controls, active versus passive electronics, and pickup blending. Recommended for beginning to intermediate level players interested in learning more about the basics of tone.
Course Code: OTP101
OTP102: Bass Tone Basics, Part 3
Part 3 in the "Bass Tone Basics" series, that continues where OTP101 leaves off. Topics such as neck, fingerboard, and body woods are discussed as they apply to tonal characteristics of different basses. The differences between active and passive basses are also discussed as they practically apply to live and recording scenarios. Recommended for beginning to intermediate level players interested in learning more about the basics of tone.
Course Code: OTP102
OTP200: Bass Buyers Guide Part 1 - Establishing Budget
The first video of the Bass Buyers Guide Series, which discusses how to determine how much to spend when shopping for a bass guitar.
Course Code: OTP200
OTP201: Bass Buyers Guide Part 2 - Configuration Options
The second video in the Bass Buyers Guide Series, which discusses different configuration options for basses, including number of strings, passive/active electronics, pickup configuration, and fretless.
Course Code: OTP201
OTP400: Basic Instrument Setup: Truss Rod Adjustments
This lesson addresses about the basics of truss rod adjustments when setting up your bass guitar. Included topics: Truss rod function, neck relief, playing action, and the 'business card' method for setting proper curvature. Recommended for any player interested in learning how to do their own setups.
Course Code: OTP400
OTP401: Basic Instrument Setup: String Height Adjustments
This lesson continues where the OTP400 truss rod adjustment lesson leaves off and explains how to setup proper string height on your bass guitar. Included topics: compensating for string gauge, fretboard radius, "arc-ing" your saddle adjustments, and fine-tuning to suit playing style. Recommended for any player interested in learning how to do their own setups.