Advanced Level

Giants of Bass – Carol Kaye

Course Duration: 50 Minutes | Difficulty Level: 7

'Pick a Game to Play' was written to represent legendary session bassist Carol Kaye and is a great workout for your plectrum technique. The bassline for this piece is based on a sixteenth note feel, which is something that can be challenging to play effectively with the plectrum. In keeping with some of Carol’s more popular pieces such as ‘Hikky Burr’ and ‘Boogaloo’, the harmony is relatively static here. This allows the bassline to have an improvisational feel to it and gives it room to develop throughout the track.

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