Blues Bass Handbook

$14.95 + $3.95 S&H

Chances are that if you are reading this, you play bass & are interested in the blues. Maybe you’re a beginner who thinks that the blues is easy to play. Maybe you’re a seasoned vet schooled in other genres who wants some quick authentic lines for a gig tonight or a shuffle next set. Maybe you know a few lines, but want to learn how to create new ones, or how to do more with the lines you already know. This is a place to start & a reference you can use.

Instead of progressive harmony and fancy licks, blues bass playing is all about creating a great feel and locking it in. This book/CD pack teaches classic blues bass lines, as well as how to create your own. Once you know the bass lines, the author shows you how to apply them to different blues styles, covering topics such as: the 12-bar blues, shuffle vs. walking bass, tone, turnarounds and more. You’ll find everything you need to be jamming blues bass in no time.


4.0 out of 5 stars It’s all about the groove

By A Customer

This review is from: The Blues Bass Handbook (Guitar Educational) (Paperback)

For years, I’ve tried to figure out those simple but great-sounding blues bass lines from the records of Albert King or Johnny Winter. This book just lays them all out plain and simple, and has a very good quality CD to play along in various blues styles and tempi. It also has a very nice section on a wide range of turnarounds. If you’re a beginner, you can play along to the slower tracks right away, and even if you’ve been playing a while, it’s a great feeling to lock into the tight grooves on the CD. Highly recommended to all blues fans.