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.
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.
‘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.
I’m currently planning an ebook to help beginner bass players. I’ll list the main topics I am thinking of covering. What do you think? Anything else obvious I have missed? Any contributions welcome. Thanks in advance.
Here is the list :
String names and tuning
Left hand technique
Right hand technique
Starting To Read Music
Handy scales and arpeggios
Brief intro to different styles
Beginner basses and amps