What makes Steve Harris a metal bass legend? Here’s my take, plus tips to match his style and sound.
0:46 - Reason #1: Signature Shapes
4:11 - Reason #2: Mother Plucker
6:40 - Reason #3: The Gallop
9:06 - Reason #4: Signature Tone
10:22 - Reason #5: Attack of the Clack
12:43 - Reason #6: Chordal Playing
14:45 - Reason #7: Still F**kin’ Rocks
If you’re doing the Beginner to Badass course, this lesson would be a solid stretch in terms of technique and speed - but have fun with it if you want to!
The Harris Box
Steve Harris is by no means a one-trick pony, but of all the shapes he uses, this is the one that I hear the most often. Just four notes. Four beautiful, epic notes.
All you have to do to use it is find your root notes, and then slide it around, like in the GIF above.
Steve Harris Uses Fingernails - The Shocking Details Below
Yes, the tabloid headline is true. Despite some confusion among fans, you can see pretty clearly that his fingernails are long enough to grab the string when he plucks from these live photos:
Let me know how the play-alongs go! I know we’ve got most a beginner crew around here, so I expect Run To The Hills will send a few of you… running to the hills!