This 12 Bar blues bass lesson is a great staring point if you've never tried using double stops before.
Double stops are a really fun and colourful way to add some pizzazz and wow-factor to your bass lines.
Hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching,
I'm guessing you have seen Duck Dunn's awesome rendition of 'Sweet Home Chicago' in the Blues Brothers film.
This is the scene where Jake and Elwood escape from the police and the song goes on for a good seven or eight minutes!
Duck Dunn is playing all over the fretboard but still manages to hold down the bottom end and stay locked in with the shuffle groove.
I have made a Youtube video where I pull apart some of Duck Dunn's bass line and extract the riffs and techniques that you can use in your own Blues bass lines.
I have resisted a simple 'teach yourself to play Sweet Home Chicago lesson' as there are loads of those already on YouTube. But I try to distill the essence of Duck's bass line and give you something tangible to take away.
If you are wanting to get ideas to help make your shuffle Blues bass lines more interesting then check out the video.
You can also transfer some of the walking lines to your jazz bass lines too.
I have made a video lesson to help anyone wanting to learn 7th arpeggios.
Arpeggios provide you with chord tones which are the essential 'building blocks' for bass lines. The notes of the arpeggio are chord tones. It is that simple!
This lesson will give you five positions in which to play the maj7 arpeggio, getting you to play in different areas of the neck. You can apply these five positions to other types of arpeggios too and use them to start on any root note.
The possibilities are endless and this is just what you need if you want to play exciting bass lines and get into playing walking bass.