A great way for any beginner bass player to start developing solid rock chops is to learn the bass lines, progressions, and grooves that were commonly used in the classic rock era that are still being played today. Not only will you find yourself playing these grooves with your friends, or at the local jam, they also provide a solid foundation to build on as you progress into more modern styles of rock bass.
Andrew Ford’s 30 Rock Bass Grooves for Beginners is a versatile collection of timeless rock bass lines and grooves. ”I’ve selected 30 bass grooves that cover the full range of rhythmic approaches and techniques that every rock bass player should know. We’ll work on driving eighth-note grooves, straight ahead rockers, southern rock bass grooves, funky dotted quarter note rhythms, implied eighth-note rhythms, 12/8 grooves, latin influenced rock bass line, chromatic leading tones, boogie feels, and much more”
Andrew handpicked this collection of progressions, lines, and grooves similar to the ones used in rock classics like 25 or 6 to 4, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, All Right Now, American Band, American Woman, Black Magic Woman, Jumping Jack Flash, Slow Ride, Do It Again, White Room, Another Brick in the Wall, Summer Breeze, Cinnamon Girl, Don’t Stop, Ramblin’ Man, Dreams, Long Cool Woman, Sweet Home Alabama, Lights, Up Around the Bend, Lay Down Sally, Long Time, Free Bird, Who Are You, Jet Airliner, Smoke on the Water, Take It Easy, Baba O’Riley, and many other popular rock songs.
For each of the 30 grooves, Andrew will demonstrate the bass line over a rhythm track and then break it down note-by-note, emphasizing the right and left-hand techniques being used.
All of the bass lines are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Andrew includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your bass and let's rock out with Andrew Ford!