Sick of struggling to play Hysteria? This step-by-step lesson will take you to the finish line and level-up your overall playing.
0:00 - Noob Josh can’t play Hysteria
0:35 - Speed Blasts
1:22 - Challenge 1
3:09 - Challenge 1 Playalong
4:04 - Epic Endurance
4:24 - Challenge 2
5:09 - Challenge 2 Playalong
6:09 - Open String Bounce
7:28 - Challenge 3-5
8:21 - Challenges 3-5 Playalong
8:51 - Fuel Efficient Fretting
10:05 - Challenges 6-8
11:44 - Challenges 6-8 Playalong
12:06 - Tone Aficionado
12:24 - Challenge 9
13:17 - Challenge 10
14:03 - The Final Showdown
14:32 - Final Showdown Playalong
Here’s the full Hysteria bass tab + sheet music:
If you’re doing the Beginner to Badass course, this lesson is safely in the “don’t try it til you finish the course” category! (unless you have a high threshold for frustration )
Hysteria Bass Challenges
Here are all 10 challenges in order, so you don’t have to scour through the video every time:
Challenge 1: Speed Blasts
Challenge 2: Epic Endurance
Challenges 3-5: Open String Bounce
Challenges 6-8: Fuel Efficient Fretting
Challenges 9-10: Tone Aficionado
Challenge 9: Dial in a clean tone with a good bottom and enough high end to cut through. 2 pickups, fresh strings, maxed passive tone, treble/hi-mid boost are all helpful.
Challenge 10: Kick on a distortion with a clean blend, so you get the dirty mess but keep some of the clarity and bottom from your clean tone.
Take the Hysteria Challenge Challenge
If you feel inspired to put in the time on these challenges, feel free to use this thread as your progress log, to post covers, questions, etc.!
And you can come back later if you’re busy doing the 50 First Songs 100 Week Challenge