Learn how to play "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore on the bass. This bouncy, happy tune is taught in two parts. In Part 1, your instructor, Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days), teaches you the verse, pre-chorus, and chorus bass lines. He explains how this song employs an interesting technique where the downbeats don't fall in a traditional way. The effect drives the song forward nicely. Antar also reviews minor pentatonic scales. This song allows you to dig into that technique more deeply. This online bass lesson is part 1. Once you have mastered it, be sure to check out Aint It Fun part 2.This bass video tutorial is for the advanced level bass player. Music School Online offers many video tutorials using current popular songs and iconic classics to teach musicians, both new and seasoned, in a fun, connective way. Learn to play the bass at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
Bass Lines and Song Form