Take your beginner blues bass to the next level – learn the Blues Box.
1:14 – Learn the Blues Box
4:15 – Using the Box on a 12 Bar Blues
6:06 – Formula #1: The Basic Box
7:26 – Formula #2: The Box Shuffle
9:09 – Formula #3: Reverse Box Shuffle
10:13 – Formula #4: The Funky Tramp
11:14 – Formula #5: The Fingerpop
12:21 – Formula #6: The Funky Trunk
13:43 – Formula #7: Tasty Triplet Shuffle
14:40 – Create Your Own Bass Lines
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In my last beginner blues bass lesson I showed you how to survive a 12 bar blues using two simple shapes. You can check that out here if you missed it – https://youtu.be/tiloGr59WOg
In this video I’ll show you how to take the shapes concept to the next level using The Blues Box to create tons of kickass blues bass lines.
The blues box is just 4 notes that form the shape of a box on your fretboard (hence the name). By changing the rhythm and order of notes, you can pull tons of bass lines that work great for blues and many other styles.
After I teach you how to play the Blues Box, we’ll put it in action with some killer real-life blues tunes, from Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Junior Walker, Taj Mahal, and Gary Moore.
Then I’ll take you through a simple 4-step process you can use to come up with your own Blues Box bass lines on a 12 bar blues, plus some tips for applying them in context without making your bandleader furious.
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