How To Create Blues Bass Lines Using Pentatonics

Paolo blog, Rookie Blues Bass Intensive

Hey Groove Masters,

James here. Let’s talk about how to play blues basslines using the pentatonic scale.

It’s worth it or at least that’s what he told me.

This was 2012 and I embarked on a new project in my life.

Again, I had no idea what was going to happen but I was going to give it my all.

I had decided to get fit… once and for all.

I hated any form of exercise when I was at school… and did everything to avoid it.

So when I joined my local gym and booked 12 personal training sessions… there were definitely a few raised eyebrows.

Over the course of the next 3 months I cut out all alcohol, learned the principles of healthy eating and discovered the basics of how to exercise properly.

My trainer Kris taught me so much. He also pushed me further than I thought possible… I achieved stuff I never thought I was capable of.

By the end of that time I knew ‘exercise’ wasn’t just for sporty people - anyone could achieve those results.

He gave me that confidence by taking things one step at a time and keeping me focused… with the right stuff.

I believe the same is totally possible for music.

When I write a music course now I do exactly the same thing.

In this lesson I share one of the lessons from the Rookie Blues Bass Intensive course in  The Bass Lab PLUS.

In this lesson you'll discover:

  • How to create blues bass lines using pentatonics
  • The different octaves you can play these bass lines in
  • How to play unison bass lines that work with all the other instruments perfectly.

As always, keep groovin' hard.

James


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