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Antar Goodwin is our bass and rhythm section teacher here at Music School Online. Antar has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Sting, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones, Patty Smyth, and Matisyahu. Antar is a multi-instrumentalist whose extensive experience as musical director comes across in his MSO video tutorials on both the bass and rhythm section. A Berklee College of Music alumnus, Antar has an easy-going, yet thorough teaching style and believes, “Anyone can learn. It’s my job to figure out how.” Antar Goodwin endorses Curt Mangan Strings, T Smith Basses, Godin Guitars and L Basses.
 
 
Ain't It Fun by Paramore
Constructing Complimentary Parts
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin explore the interplay between the drums and bass and discuss each of the instrument's playing techniques and complimentary parts each one plays to create excellent forward momentum throughout the song. 

 
 
00:24:52
Advanced
 
Ain't it Fun by Paramore Part 1
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting) teaches you the verse, pre-chorus, and chorus bass lines and explains how this song employs an interesting technique where the downbeats don't fall in a traditional way.

 
 
00:12:29
Advanced
 
Ain't it Fun by Paramore Part 2
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

In Part 2, Antar Goodwin (Sharon Jones) focuses on teaching you how to play the bridge and the outro.

 
 
00:15:38
Advanced
 
All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Simulating an Upright Bass
 

This fun song is actually played on an upright bass and Antar Goodwin (Sting) teaches you a great bass technique to simulate an upright bass on your electric bass guitar. 

 
 
00:10:41
Intermediate
 
Art of the Rhythm Section Part 1
Role of the Rhythm Section
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the job of the rhythm section, explaining the support role that a rhythm section plays to either a song, band or melody instrument. 

 
 
00:06:17
Intermediate
 
Art of the Rhythm Section Part 2
Role of the Rhythm Section
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin continue their discussion around the job of the rhythm section focusing on explaining the individual roles of both the drummer and bass player and provide more specifics on how the two instruments work together.

 
 
00:24:05
Intermediate
 
Bailando by Enrique Iglesias
Latin Influenced Bass Groove
 

This tune is a great example of a latin influenced pop song and Antar Goodwin teaches you this relatively simple bassline and rhythm which gives the song a latin feel. 

 
 
00:14:16
Beginner
 
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
Walkdowns & Slides
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you the bass line of this song which is primarily made up of just 2 chords with a great rhythm that makes the song truly special. 

 
 
00:11:56
Intermediate
 
Burn by Ellie Goulding
Palm Mute
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you how to play the great foundation rhythm and the palm or thumb mute technique used to achieve it. 

 
 
00:17:04
Beginner
 
Classic by MKTO
Using the Number System
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you how to play the bassline and goes over the number system, or chords in their number form, while teaching this fun, upbeat song. 

 
 
00:15:58
Advanced
 
Classic by MKTO
Layering Parts
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the rhythmic aspect of this song and demonstrate the drum and bass parts and how they fit together. They explain the layering parts and the techniques used to create the laid back feel.

 
 
00:19:12
Advanced
 
Counting Stars by OneRepublic | Wake Me Up by Avicii
Four on the Floor Groove
 

Learn how to play bass on modern pop music with four on the floor drum beats in this bass lesson. Antar Goodwin discusses playing techniques for the bass player on songs with this type of beat. 

 
 
00:11:59
Beginner
 
Danza Kuduro by Don Omar
Major and Minor Triads
 

Learn how to play the bassline on this song that incorporates major and minor triads which are fun for bass players to play.

 
 
00:10:28
Beginner
 
Dark Horse by Katy Perry
Palm Mute
 

Learn to play the bass part on this iconic pop tune employing the palm mute technique on the bass guitar. 

 
 
00:09:36
Beginner
 
Fancy by Iggy Azalea
Using a Pick
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) teaches you when and how to use a pick on the bass guitar while showing you how to play the song.

 
 
00:10:19
Beginner
 
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Episode 1
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) teaches you how to play the groove and variations to this fantastic bassline. 

 
 
00:27:17
Intermediate
 
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Imitating Synths & Drum Machines
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin explore how to create the sound of this smash record in a live environment by emulating the drum part originally created on a drum machine and the bass part first created on a synthesizer.

 
 
00:12:26
Intermediate
 
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you the basics of how to play this fun, bouncy bassline. For a more in-depth study, be sure to watch the Rhythm Section video with Antar on the bass and Dylan Wissing on drums. 

 
 
00:15:33
Intermediate
 
Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye
Classic Bass Line
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) teaches you how to play this classic bassline and some fun variations. 

 
 
00:16:04
Advanced
 
Love on Top by Beyonce
Transposing
 

Learn how to play the bassline of this song which is a great example of a song transposing or changing keys. 

 
 
00:22:48
Intermediate
 
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5
Using Space Effectively
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you how to play this song which has an interesting arrangement in the way it uses the bass line sparsely for a powerful effect. 

 
 
00:11:30
Beginner
 
Problem by Ariana Grande
Slides & 808s
 

Antar Goodwin (Sharon Jones) teaches you the bassline and how to simulate the sound of an 808. 

 
 
00:08:47
Beginner
 
Reggae Grooves - Part 1 60's-70's
Reggae Roots
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the roots of reggae, when it was known as ska music, and demonstrate these early grooves on the drums and bass discussing playing techniques used.

 
 
00:23:41
Intermediate
 
Reggae Grooves - Part 2 80s-90s
Reggae Roots
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin continue discussing the roots of reggae and the progression of reggae from live instruments to how other influences like synthesizers, drum machines, rap music, and dub production changed the sound.

 
 
00:25:28
Intermediate
 
Rude by Magic!
Traditional and Pop Reggae
 

Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the pop reggae groove and how the drums and bass fit together on this song. They demonstrate the difference between traditional reggae and pop reggae.

 
 
00:19:42
Intermediate
 
Rude by Magic!
Pop Reggae Bass Lines
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting) teaches you how to play this bassline and how to incorporate a reggae sound into a pop song. 

 
 
00:16:03
Intermediate
 
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
Using a Pick
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting) continues your pick studies on the bass guitar and demonstrates how altering a rhythm throughout the song will drive the song forward.

 
 
00:18:08
Beginner
 
This Love by Maroon 5
Well Crafted Bass Parts
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you how to play this song that contains several elements not often seen in pop music making it a great example to study a well crafted bass line. 

 
 
00:11:22
Beginner
 
Timber by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
Using Octave Pedals
 

In this lesson, Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) teaches you four on the floor rhythm in pop music and how to use an octave pedal. 

 
 
00:12:52
Beginner
 
Toolkit | 7th Chord Arpeggios
Arpeggios
 

Learn about the 4 types of  7th chord arpeggios that occur naturally on the major scale including Major 7, Minor 7, Dominant 7, & Half Diminished 7 for the bass guitar.

 
 
00:17:42
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Applied Major Pentatonics
Pentatonic
 

Learn how to apply the major pentatonic scale when playing songs on your bass guitar from Antar Goodwin (Sharon Jones). 

 
 
00:15:31
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Applied Minor Pentatonics
Pentatonic
 

Learn how to apply the minor pentatonic scale to playing songs on the bass from your instructor, Antar Goodwin (Patty Smyth).

 
 
00:21:04
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Art of the 8th Note
8th Note Feels
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you the art of the 8th note, explaining the significance of the eighth note for a bass player and, various techniques to make this simple bassline more interesting.

 
 
00:27:33
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Basic Bass Technique
Playing Position
 

Antar Goodwin gives you an introduction to bass techniques including how, where, and why to anchor your thumb and how to hold your right hand properly to avoid injuries and much more.

 
 
00:17:13
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Basic Soloing Techniques Part 1
Solos & Soloing Concepts
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you the art of bass soloing over major and minor chords and how to use the pentatonic scale in solos. 

 
 
00:15:41
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Basic Soloing Techniques Part 2
Solos & Soloing Concepts
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you the art of bass soloing over dominant chords and chord progressions and explains how to use the mixolydian scale in solos.

 
 
00:15:47
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Common Chord Progressions Part 1
Chord Progressions
 

In Part 1, Antar Goodwin discusses how to identify and play some common chord progressions and the benefits these skills will have on your bass playing abilities.

 
 
00:18:07
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Common Chord Progressions Part 2
Chord Progressions
 

In Part 2, Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) continues teaching additional common chord progressions that every bass player should know.

 
 
00:20:34
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Introduction to the Bass
Role of the Bass Player
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Sharon Jones, Patty Smyth) introduces you to the bass guitar. He explains the parts of the bass and discusses the function of the bass player. 

 
 
00:11:19
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Intro to Slap Bass Part 1 -Technique
Slap Bass
 

Antar Goodwin demonstrates  slap bass techniques including slaps, pops, hammer-ons and pull-offs. 

 
 
00:10:21
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Intro to Slap Bass Part 2
Slap Bass
 

In Part 2, Antar Goodwin  continues showing you slap the bass techniques including slaps, pops, hammer-ons and pull-offs.

 
 
00:14:15
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Modes Part 1
Modes
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days), teaches the 7 different modes for bass guitar playing and the finger techniques.

 
 
00:13:11
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Modes Part 2
Modes
 

In Part 2, Antar Goodwin  continues to teach you how to play modes on the bass guitar and explains how to approach modes and how to weave in and out of them.

 
 
00:12:53
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Natural Minor Scale
Minor Scales
 

Learn how to play the natural minor scale on the bass with Antar Goodwin (Sting, Sharon Jones).

 
 
00:07:58
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Pentatonic Scale Part 1
Pentatonic
 

Learn to play the pentatonic scale, the bass player's best friend, according to your teacher, Antar Goodwin. He explains why and teaches you the pattern and the finger positions in this lesson. 

 
 
00:14:54
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Pentatonic Scale Part 2
Pentatonic
 

In Part 2, Antar Goodwin continues to discuss the pentatonic scale and demonstrates exercises that you can practice to make this scale part of your repertoire. 

 
 
00:14:42
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Rhythm - Part 1 8th Notes
Rhythm
 

Learn to play eighth note rhythms, variations, and combinations on the bass with Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days). 

 
 
00:11:44
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Rhythm Part 2 16th Notes
Rhythm
 

In Part 2 of the bass rhythm series, learn to play 16th note rhythms, variations, and combinations on the bass with Antar Goodwin.

 
 
00:13:54
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Rhythm Part 3 Triplets
Rhythm
 

In Part 3 of the bass rhythm series, learn to play triplet rhythms on the bass with Antar Goodwin.

 
 
00:14:42
Advanced
 
Toolkit | The Major Scale
Major Scale
 

Antar Goodwin explains the pattern of the major scale and demonstrates how to play it on the bass guitar. 

 
 
00:13:52
Beginner
 
Toolkit | The Quasi Chromatic Scale
Scales & Exrecises
 

Improve your bass playing skills by developing finger coordination and synchronization in both your hands using this quasi chromatic scale exercise.

 
 
00:16:04
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Triads Part 1 Major
Triads
 

Learn about major triads on the bass guitar with Antar Goodwin (Sting, Sharon Jones) in this bass lesson.

 
 
00:07:06
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Triads Part 2 Minor
Triads
 

Learn about minor triads on the bass guitar with Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) in this bass lesson.

 
 
00:04:51
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Tuning a 4-String Bass
Essentials
 

Learn how to tune a 4 string bass guitar in this beginner level bass video tutorial.

 
 
00:16:24
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Tuning a 5-String Bass
Essentials
 

Learn how to tune a 5 string bass guitar in this beginner level bass video tutorial.

 
 
00:05:57
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Walking a Jazz Blues
Arpeggios
 

Antar Goodwin explains how this playing technique gives you the ability to connect arpeggios together in a musical way, to create nice melodies on bass, and to identify what chords sound like in arpeggiated form. 

 
 
00:17:44
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Walking Arpeggios in a Box
Arpeggios
 

This bass lesson focuses on providing a blueprint for improvisation as Antar Goodwin demonstrates a Ron Carter exercise designed to provide parameters to help you focus your creativity. 

 
 
00:11:58
Advanced
 
Toolkit | Walking the Blues
Arpeggios
 

Learn to walk the blues on the bass guitar with Antar Goodwin as he focuses discussing the dominant 7 chord needed to accomplish this skill.

 
 
00:14:34
Intermediate
 
Treasure by Bruno Mars
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

Antar Goodwin teaches you how to play this bass driven tune for the advanced level bass player.

 
 
00:12:47
Advanced
 
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
Bass Lines and Song Form
 

Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) teaches you the common chord progression for the bass guitar used in this hit song as well as many others. 

 
 
00:09:23
Beginner
 
 
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