Blues Basics

beginner guitar free lessonIn this free bass guitar video lesson by Tommy Vickery you will learn how to play a few simple bass lines. We will be playing over track 29, Slow Blues in E, from the Let's Jam! for Bass. The actual track features a guitar chord progression switching between E7, A7, and B7 chords. For this lesson however, we will be play over a loop of just the E7 chord. In future lessons we will learn how to play these patterns over other chords.


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Below is the tab for our first pattern. Here is the loop of an E7 jam track.

bass pattern tab

Here is our second blues bass line

bass line tablature

And now our third pattern

bass pattern

Here is the fourth bass pattern we'll try

bass line

This is the last bass line we're going to play over an E chord

bass tab

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beginner bass lessonsThe Bass 101 Package by Russ Rodgers is a set of downloadable Quicktime videos that are designed for beginners. You will learn the parts of the bass, proper playing position, how to change strings, how to play easy bass lines, and how to play through an amp. This package is designed to teach beginning players the essentials about playing bass. Learning these elemental tips and techniques will allow you to play more advanced songs. The included lessons are Bass 101: Parts & Amp, Changing Strings, Right Hand Form, Fingerboard Form, Groove & Beginner Lines, and Beginner Lines 2.


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