April Fools Blues

I like that our first walking bass line is going to take place on April fools! The walking bass line this week will be a F blues. I will put a link for the PDF below that you can download.  April Fools Blues – Lead sheet for Blues in F Remember to use the hashtag #walkingwednesdays If […]

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Walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays is a crowd sourced walking bass line. Using social media we can create some truly unique walking bass lines all while learning from each other and having fun in the process. Sound like fun? You may be saying to yourself this does sound like fun but how exactly will that work? I mean we can’t

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Hey Pocky A-way Bass Line

In order to capture the sound of this bass line I would recommend playing a P-Bass with flat wound strings (old ones if you have a set). If you play with round wounds I would play the line using a palm muting technique (see last part of video for explanation) and your tone control turned all the way

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The Payback Bass Line

There are lots of great bass lines that have been played over the years on different recordings that are memorable for many different reasons. The Payback bass line played by Fred Thomas is definitely one of the greats. One of the good things about this bass line is the use of space, or rests in your playing. The space you

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