The audience may be focused on the singer or guitar players who are hamming it up stage front, but it’s the rhythm section that makes the magic happen in any great blues band or blues jam. While they’re usually standing out of the spotlight, it’s bass players who have the most challenging job — locking up with the drummer rhythmically while feeding critical harmonic framework to the other band members.
Despite the relatively simple chord progressions encountered in blues music, there are countless harmonic variations, rhythmic feels and expressive qualities. Bass players MUST have a deep bag of grooves that they can call on anytime, in any key, to be successful on the bandstand. If you aspire to master blues bass, then Jasper Mortier’s 50 Blues Bass Licks You MUST Know is your roadmap to success.
Jasper’s hand-picked collection of licks and grooves covers virtually every style of blues you might encounter on the bandstand: Boogaloo, New Orleans Style, Swamp Groove, Upright Swing Blues , Jazzy Swing Blues, Albert Collins' Style, Slow Blues Bass, Stormy Blues, Funky Blues, Sixties Rocker, Rhumba Blues, Single Note Swing, Green Onions Groove, Two-Step Shuffle, Hideaway Groove, Laid Back Double Shuffle, Blues Rock Boogie, Classic Boogie, Descending Swing, Blues Rock Riff, Rock & Roll Swing, New Orleans Shuffle, Magic Sam Style, Upright Muting , Left Hand Muting, Power Double Shuffle and so many more key feels and styles.
Jasper demonstrates all of the licks over drum tracks and then breaks them down measure-by-measure, technique-by-technique. All of the licks are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.
You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Jasper generously includes all of the drum tracks for you to work with on your own.