Nail the blues in 15 minutes with this no-fluff beginner blues bass lesson.
1:01 – Blues Survival Shapes
5:14 – Why the Shapes Work
7:16 – 12 Bar Blues Basics
10:50 – Howlin’ Wolf Play-along
12:24 – Stevie Ray Vaughan Play-along
By the end of this beginner blues bass lesson, I’ll have you playing a 12 bar blues, even if you just started playing bass.
I’ll show you two easy “Blues Survival Shapes” that’ll help you get around a blues in any key without getting lost. I’ll show you how you can use those shapes to play blues bass lines ranging from super simple to pro level lines.
Once you’ve got the shapes under your fingers, I’ll unravel the theory behind why they work (without making your brain explode).
Then we’ll walk through the 12 bar blues form, which is crucial no matter what style of blues you want to play. I’ll show you how that fits into a couple popular blues songs.
We’ll pull the shapes and the 12 bar form all together when we play along with Howlin’ Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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