Walking Blues Bass Guitar Lesson Quick Start – Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers

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In today’s I’m going to show you how to play Sweet Home Chicago on the Bass Guitar.If you want to learn how to play Walking Blues Bass, this song is the perfect place to start. We’re going to be looking at the Blues Brothers version which features the legendary Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn on bass guitar.Walking Bass in its most basic ...

How To Play Crazy Little Thing Called Love On The Bass Guitar – YT120

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In today’s bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Crazy Little Thing Called Love By Queen.This song has a classic Rock ‘n’ Roll style walking bass line and I’m going to show you how to approach creating the bass lines focusing on just the chords of the song. I’ve seen it time and time again, once students ...

How To Play Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock – YT118

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock.If you’re just starting out playing Jazz or want to go and play at a Jazz Jam session there’s a good chance you may see this tune!This tune was originally recorded in the mid 1960s and you can clearly hear the jazz and ...

How To Play Watermelon Man On The Bass Guitar – YT117

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In this bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock.If you’re in the early stages of learning to play jazz on the bass guitar or want to perform at a Jazz session, Watermelon Man is a tune you are highly likely to see.It was first recorded in the early 1960s where the ...

Isn't She Lovely – Beginner Bass Guitar Lesson – YT115

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In this bass guitar lesson we’re going to learn the Stevie Wonder classic ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. This song is often seen in many different musical contexts from a straight ‘pop song’, to an instrumental piece which jazz musicians improvise over, to solo bass arrangements by players such as Victor Wooten. On the outset the bass line can sound very complicated... but ...

How to Play Every Breath You Take On Bass Guitar – YT113

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In this bass lesson I’m going to show you how to play Every Breath You Take by Sting & The Police. This song is the perfect vehicle to start learning pick bass guitar. I recommend using simple alternate picking just using root notes to develop consistent timing and stamina. To learn this song I recommend breaking it down into 4 core sections:Intro ...

Blue Bossa For Beginners – Latin Bass Guitar Lesson – YT106

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In this bass guitar lesson ‘Blue Bossa For Beginners’ we’re going to discuss how to play the legendary Latin Jazz or Bossa Nova Tune “Blue Bossa” which was originally made famous by sax player Joe Henderson. Click Here To Get The FREE The Blue Bossa For Beginners PDF!  If you’re in the early stages of learning how to play jazz ...

The Chicken for ‘Beginners' Part 2 – Jaco Pastorius Inspired Bass Lesson – YT105

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In today’s bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play killer bass fills using the legendary Jaco Pastorius groove from the Pee Wee Ellis Tune ‘The Chicken’. Click Here To Get The FREE The Chicken For Beginners Part 2 Bass Lesson PDF! Every so often I release a bass guitar lesson which has that ‘little bit of ...

How To Play I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton Version – Beginner Bass Lesson YT104

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In today’s bass guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to simplify the Eric Clapton version of ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ into 3 core ideas. Whenever I learn a new song I’m always looking to identify and breakdown 3 things very quickly:The key signature, chord sequences & basic song structure.A fundamental bass groove or feelAny unison or musical phrases that ...

The Chicken for 'Beginners' - Jaco Pastorius Inspired Bass Lesson - YT102

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In today’s bass guitar lesson we’re going to be looking at how to play the song The Chicken For ‘Beginner’  bassists. The Chicken is a funk tune by sax player Pee Wee Ellis but popularised for the bass guitar by the legendary Jaco Pastorius. Strictly speaking, this isn’t a ‘beginner’ bass line… but this tune is often played on Jazz Jam ...