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101 Blues Patterns for Bass Guitar

By Larry McCabe

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101 Blues Patterns for Bass Guitar composed by Larry McCabe. For bass guitar. Saddle-stitched, Licks and Phrases. McCabe's 101 Series. Blues, Instructional and Play Along. Intermediate. Instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. Introductory text, instructional text, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, chord names and black & white photos. 39 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95330BCD).

ISBN 9780786625598. With introductory text, instructional text, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, chord names and black & white photos. Blues, Instructional and Play Along. 8.75x11.75 inches.

This collection showcases a variety of bass patterns that can be applied to blues recordings and performances, even by the novice. Included among the 101 patterns are ten standard blues turn-arounds and ten standard blues endings that can be used in literally thousands of songs. In addition, the book provides several pages of valuable music theory and other information on blues progressions. In notation and tablature. The companion CD is in split-track play-along format with each bass played four times.

  • Introduction 
  • How To Use This Book 
  • The twelve-bar blues progression 
  • Using the bass patterns to play entire songs 
  • Variations on the twelve-bar blues progression 
  • The eight-bar blues progression 
  • Chord tones 
  • The Roman numeral chord system 
  • 4/4 time and 12/8 time 
  • Creative projects for the music student 
  • Four-Beat Patterns in 12/8 Time 
  • Patterns for the C7 chord 
  • Patterns that fit both C7 and Cm7 
  • Four-Beat Patterns in 4/4 Time 
  • Eight-Beat Patterns in 12/8 Time 
  • Eight-Beat Patterns in 4/4 Time 
  • Turnarounds in the Key of C 
  • Endings in the Key of C 
  • Blues Progressions for Practice 
  • Sources for Blues Recordings 

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  • August 01, 2008 Excellent book

    I was mainly interested in the Roman Numerals chord names.

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  • 5

    Cheshire. UK
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 29, 2007 Beginners guide to Blues

    Easy to follow and understand, good theory at begining.Some good turnarounds and endings.I showed it to my Bass tutor and he was very impressed !!!

    42 of 79 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

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    Early intermediate
  • October 17, 2007 blues patterns

    excellent info scales nice follow on CD,this will bring intermediate to advanced in short period

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  • 5

    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 12, 2006 Great Patterns

    Great stuff. You can use these patterns for just about everything. It definitely gives you more versatility.

    45 of 89 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Wilton, CT
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    Early intermediate
  • January 03, 2004 excellent instructor...

    Mr. McCabe was my first bass teacher. I have kept all of the material he ever used w/ me and to this day i use them in practice. He was one of the best teachers i've studied under and am still benefitting from his lessons.

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