20. The 12-Bar Blues

The blues is one of the oldest of all musical styles, and many of today’s most popular musical genres take their origins from it. As bass players, it’s a style that we will be called upon to play often, so it’s important to have a solid grounding in the basics. To that end, this video course will focus primarily on the 12-bar blues progression, a chord sequence that has formed the basis of countless blues, rock and roll and pop songs. You’ll also learn more about the shuffle feel and of course, you’ll learn to play some blues basslines.

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This course is 39 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: