Hey Groove Masters,
James here… let’s talk about how to play “I Wonder” by Rodriguez.
It wasn’t simple.
It was gone 10.30 at night, I’d just got back from a week on holiday in Tenerife and the first thing I had to do was pick up the bass.
I’d seen a film that had blown me away. Such an incredible story and amazing music too.
I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of this guy before.
However this bass line just stuck in my head. Beautifully crafted yet I knew there was something unusual about it.
It bugged me for two days straight… before I managed to lay my hand on a bass and figure it all out!
Here is a live stream where I take apart the process I went through to analyse and learn this song.
In this lesson you will discover:
- Why starting notes which aren’t the root can make people's ears prick up
- The super cool effect leaving beat 1 of the bar empty can have.
- A cunning way you can make a bass riff into a bass fill
As always, keep groovin' hard.