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'I'm Tore Down' is a good honest Blues standard that was originally recorded by Freddie King in 1961. It's been covered by different artists since then, including Eric Clapton on his 1994 Blues tribute album, 'From The Cradle'.

 

The bass player on the Eric Clapton version is, David Bronze, who has an impressive CV and played with Clapton from 1994 to 1997. He's got a really solid style and an awesome bass tone. He comes from the school of, 'laying it down' and adding the odd variation to enhance the bass line.

 

You can play a simple version of the bass line by learning the main riff and moving that around the 12-bar Blues progression. But as always, there are some subtleties in the bass lines that really give it a lift in certain places. 

 

This bass line is deceiving tricky to nail perfectly though, particularly getting the shifts in time when the chords changes.

 

In my latest YouTube video I guide you through the bass line and offer a few tips to help you master this great tune.

 

The link to the full transcription of the bass line is under the video lesson. 

 

 

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