I have been delving into Ska lately, especially the earlier classic Ska/reggae crossover style.
I have found inventive bass lines, often using walking lines or arpeggio patterns. Some are pretty fast and tricky to play.
I have prepared this lesson of Five Classic Ska Bass Lines. These are some of my favourites and you are sure to have fun playing them.
Follow the link below for the full video lesson.
Enjoy, and I’d love your feedback on the lesson, or suggestions of other Ska tunes to teach.
In this video I play through Queen’s ‘39 on my Kala U-Bass then on my Tele Bass. There is a guitar backing track which I have left running for you to practise with. Interested in your thoughts on the Uke Bass.
If you want the chart for this with TAB also) then follow the link below or you can find it in the video description:
Here is a lesson explaining all about, and showing you how to play the jazz turnaround.
You will learn the theory behind it, and some practical lines to play over them.
You can download a free PDF to accompany the lesson, by clicking the link in the video description, on YouTube.
Check out all my other videos, and resources at gregsbassshed.com
Please ask if you have any questions.
Get your walking bass lines together with this video lesson.
I work through easy steps, to explain the theory behind how to create your own lines.
All the examples are written down, and you can download the PDF from the video description on YouTube.
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.