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Electric Bass Lessons: Advanced Blues Shuffle

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[MUSIC]
So
now in this version of the blues in E,
shuffle, up tempo, we're now committing
to a full walk and incorporating the
guitar line and the pumping
bassline carrying a lot of weight from the
bass on this version of the blues.
The thoughts that are going through my
mind is I'm not just in the car, but
I'm, I'm driving the car, and we're all
going for a ride.
And this is where listening to the guitar
pattern and
the drum pattern gives me everything I
need to come up with a bassline.
And also if you want to check out the
turnarounds, one of the things that's,
you always have to determine is,
am I gonna walk up to the turnaround or,
come down to the turnaround.
I'm talking about the five chord before
we, go back into the start of the blues.
So, for instance, if we're on the five
chord
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So that's one way to do the ascending line
back into the one, but the other thing,
choice I have is if we're on
the five chord,
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Is to descend.
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So,
you'll hear, you'll hear me maybe doing
each one, and again,
sometimes I'll leave room for the guitar
on the turnaround, so
I'm on the B chord,
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Let the guitar, let the guitar move and
then back in.
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So there's all kinds of
things going through your mind even though
it sounds like we're just playing 1 4 5 1.
All these, all these choices are going
through my mind when we're
playing the blues and that's another thing
I love about playing.
It's just all about choices there's no,
there's no real wrong or
right as long as we all get to the same
place so listen and
check this out and this is the full
driving version of the blues and E.
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So
now I'd like to invite you to step into my
shoes and
play with J.R. and M.T. blues in E.
Shuffle, up tempo.
And you can select either one of the
versions that we recorded.
We recorded a very simple one.
Then a more, immediate, intermediate one,
and
then sort of advanced, where I'm really
trying to drive the car.
So I'd like to invite you to sit in my
chair,
play with these great guys and I'd love to
hear what you do.
Again, check out some of the other video
exchanges and
see what the other students have done.
Send me the video and I'll get back with
you with some feedback.