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Blues Bass Made Easy

By Chris Matheos

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Electric bass guitar - Beginning
Composed by Chris Matheos. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Made Easy. Blues. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21192BCD).

Item Number: MB.21192BCD

ISBN 9780786673599. 8.5 x 11 inches.

Here is something for every blues bassist, studying blues patterns and chord progressions. Examples focus on basic patterns, chord progressions, and playing with a band. Covered here are Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, swing, gospel, zydeco, Texas, and other different styles of blues bass playing. The companion CD features all examples recorded with a professional band. Audio includes band examples with and without bass so students can hear it and play along. 25 examples included, written in bass clef and tab.

  • Example 01-Quarter note walk in A  
  • Example 02-Quarter note walk in D  
  • Example 03-Slow 12/8 blues in F  
  • Example 04-Chicago shuffle in C  
  • Example 05-Root Bounce in B  
  • Example 06-Memphis Shuffle in G  
  • Example 07-2 feel blues in D  
  • Example 08-Texas Shuffle in E  
  • Example 09-Zydeco second line in C  
  • Example 10-Chicago Shuffle in A  
  • Example 11-Eighth note walk in G  
  • Example 12-Slow minor blues in E  
  • Example 13-Swamp pop in F  
  • Example 14-Rock-a-Billy in D  
  • Example 15-New Orleans funk in G  
  • Example 16-chicago Shuffle with kicks in E  
  • Example 17-New orleans/Memphis groove in A  
  • Example 18-Texas Swing in C  
  • Example 19-Swing/jazz changes in F  
  • Example 20-Blues/Rock in D  
  • Example 21-Zydeco R&R in A  
  • Example 22-Slow 12/8 in G  
  • Example 23-Funk/R&B in A  
  • Example 24-Zydeco/Texas in C  
  • Example 25-Active Chicago groove in A  
  • Getting Creative  
  • Listening 
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