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Fancy a bit of Motown?

In this video lesson I take a look at five bass lines from some of my favourite classic Motown tunes. 

All these bass lines are the work of The Don of Motown - James Jamerson. 

I have also written them out on a PDF which you can download from the video description on YouTube 

There is a notation or Tab version. 

Let me know what you think of the video. 

 

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5 hours ago, gary mac said:

Thanks for posting, good job.

Cheers, glad you enjoyed the video. 

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5 minutes ago, greghagger said:

Cheers @thebigyin  Motown is so great for bass isn’t it! 

Sure is Greg.....Jamerson was the reason I picked up Bass, thanks again.

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On ‎13‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 07:25, greghagger said:

Cheers @thebigyin  Motown is so great for bass isn’t it! 

No matter what kind of music people play, I don't see why any bass player wouldn't spend time getting Motown basslines under their fingers, just to learn the art of propulsive melodic groove.

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On 19/02/2020 at 10:27, mangotango said:

No matter what kind of music people play, I don't see why any bass player wouldn't spend time getting Motown basslines under their fingers, just to learn the art of propulsive melodic groove.

I agree, so much to learn from Motown bass lines. The art of being busy but playing what’s appropriate.  

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