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.
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Dougie Thomson's bass line on Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp. For educational purposes only. Bass enters around 1.17.
Apologies for yet another Supertramp track. Blame Alexa for re-unitinting me with these long forgotten tracks. Have always licked Supertramp from their first album in particular the bass lines. I have tended to skip the tracks with Hodgsons Squeaky high voice but with somewhat more open ears, still mentally turning off Hodgson I realise I have been missing out on Dougie Thomson's fine bass contributions. On this track he throws in not only plays quaver triplets but also plays the top note on his bass the 21st fret (an E).
Take The Long Way Home.mp4
Take The Long Way Home.pdf