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How to Play 12 bar Blues Bass – Free Video Lessons

A Box Shaped Blues Bass Pattern

Here’s a fun blues bass pattern, based on the Pentatonic Minor (blues) scale. It fits well under songs like “Rock Me Baby” by BB King and “Tore Down” by Eric Clapton. In the video, I demonstrate the patterns for E … Continue reading

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Blues bass pattern number 1 demonstrated for key of G

Here’s a video demonstrating the basic blues bass pattern. This example uses the key of G with a basic shuffle drum rhythm. Watch and play along, the captions will help guide you to each chord in the 12 bar blues … Continue reading

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Basic blues bass pattern 1 video now uploaded

i’ve uploaded a new video for the first basic blues pattern example, see it here… we build off the root note of each chord in the progression. the easiest way to visualize the pattern, is to use the middle finger … Continue reading

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Blues Progression – A Root Notes Primer

Here we take a look at the root notes of the blues progression – the I, the IV and the V (1,4,5) chords – and how they lay out on the fretboard. It’s good practice to use the middle finger … Continue reading

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Welcome bass players and other musicians!

Welcome to 12barbluesbass.com! We’re going to look at some common 12 bar blues patterns and rhythms, and apply them to the bass guitarist’s role in the music mix. I’ll demonstrate using video so you can see what I’m doing, which … Continue reading

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