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  1. Here is a Jazz Blues Backing Track in A. I have played a few choruses of a walking bass line, and then left the backing track running without bass. You can download a PDF of my walking lines and the chord sequence, by clicking the link in the video description on YouTube. Jazz Blues are more often found in F or Bb, but I choose A for this track so you can compare the chord changes with my 12-Bar Blues Backing Track, which is also on my channel. You might want to look at my ‘Starting Jazz’ playlist on YouTube, and also subscribe to get all my latest videos. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/FfP3NBI9hKA
  2. Learn how to use the Nashville Number System. It’s a great way to write and communicate chord sequences, making transposing easier too. I explain all about this system and how to understand the way major and relative minor keys are related. Full video over at Greg’s Bass Shed on YouTube, or on my website. https://gregsbassshed.com/videos
  3. Here are three Blues standards, based on the 12-bar blues sequence. All have slightly different chord changes though, and illustrate how these changes can make a memorable song. You can use these techniques, such as substitution chords, in your own bass lines and song writing. There is a free downloadable PDF of these bass lines, with tab. Click the link in the video description on YouTube. Enjoy the lesson, and please like and share this if you found it useful. https://gregsbassshed.com/videos
  4. Great, that’s what I like to hear!
  5. Here is a lesson showing you how to play Blues Turnarounds in your Walking Bass Lines. We will look at the most common turnarounds you will hear in blues tunes and I will show you a turnaround that will fit at the end of any 12-bar blues. I have left a backing track running at the end of the video, so you can practice your own walking lines and try out your new turnarounds. Remember you can download the free PDF by clicking the link in the video description. Please like and share this if you find it useful. https://youtu.be/QKcCbnejhNU
  6. Thanks, hope you have fun with the videos. Let me know if you need any help. Greg
  7. Here is a 12-Bar Blues Backing Track in A - minus Bass. It’s has a medium swing tempo, so perfect for you to practice your walking bass lines to. I have played my own walking line for a few chorus to give you an idea of what to play. You can download the PDF (with Tab) of my bass line, plus the 12-Bar chord sequence, by clicking the link in the video description. Let me know how you get on, or if you would like more backing tracks in different keys or styles. https://gregsbassshed.com/videos
  8. ‘Learn Ten Amazing Bass Lines’ - new video from Greg’s Bass Shed. These are all funky classics from a similar era, that I have regularly played over the last 25 years. There is some Stevie, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Chic, and more. This is the first in a series of video, so let me know your favourite era, or style and I will include those in future videos. You can download a free PDF (also with Tab if you need it), by clicking the link in the video description. I’d love to hear how you get on. https://gregsbassshed.com/videos
  9. Here is a simple 12-Bar Blues Backing Track in A. I have played a few choruses of a walking bass line to start with, then left the track running without bass. You can learn a how to play a walking bass by listening and using my PDF (with Tab), and then practice your own lines. If you would like to have my written line to help with the video, you can download the PDF by clicking the link in the description of the video. Enjoy!
  10. This theme tune sounds great on the bass. Even if you aren’t a Game Of Thrones fan, this is great practice for your reading and melodic playing. It is in 6/8 time, so learn all about that too. In the video, I also play a second line, which is a broken chordal part. It’s quite tricky to play, so I will make another lesson on that. Subscribe to my channel and you will get notified of this lesson too. Enjoy!
  11. I have seen a lot of posts lately with bassist asking for help getting into playing jazz. So I have made this lesson to give you a load of advice on just this. I talk about standards (jazz songs) to listen to, what II-V-I’s and turnarounds are, and how to start approaching walking on them. I ask point you in the direction of some good resources for jazz beginners. Please give me your feedback under the video as I am aiming to do some follow-up lessons and would like to know what particular areas of jazz you would like to work on. Also please like and share. I hope you find this useful.
  12. Yes I love the overall clean sound, and the sound guy is always complimentary about the sound I give them. I don’t use Drive all that much, but I did manage to find one TonePrint that sounded pretty good.
  13. I certainly will, thanks. But I am certainly interested in any fresh comments. I must have been pretty near the front of the queue too I think as had to pre-order.
  14. Here is my video demo of the TC Electronics SpectraDrive pedal. There is so much in this pedal - Eq, Drive, Compression, TonePrints, DI, mp3 Line in, etc. I take this pedal everywhere, and it’s especially useful when plugging straight into a PA. Check out my review and see what you think. Please comment and share with anyone who might be interested.
  15. Here is one of my short Bass Technical Exercises. This one is based on Broken Chords or Arpeggios. It’s a little tricky to get your fingers around. In the lesson, I also talk about how to create short exercises to help you learn tricky parts of basslines. I am constantly learning new material for my freelance work, and this is what I do when I find a particular section of a bassline difficult. Have a look and I would love to hear how you get on. https://youtu.be/Jtfy5MPreZI
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