Giants of Bass – James Jamerson

'Motor City Grooves (Make Me Wanna Practice...)' was written to represent the unique playing style pioneered by legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson. Although technically simpler to play than some of the other pieces in the Giants of Bass series, this is nevertheless a very demanding piece to play. This is because the bassline features almost no repetition, a common feature of Jamerson's bass parts at Motown.

As well as showing you how to play the piece, this course will also teach you about many of the key elements of Jamerson’s playing - each of these will be analysed in detail.

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get the PDF transcription and the audio files for this piece (available to subscribers only).

This course is 1 HOUR & 22 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: