Watch the 50 Blues Bass Licks online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know

Bass has developed unbelievably fast in the last half century. Sometimes I feel bass players are not learning the lessons from the past and are only looking for newer and flashy techniques. It's also unbelievable what happened with bassamps, turning into fullrange mini pa systems. Then there's basses with 6 or more strings and techniques like tapping and slapping that can blow you away. But let's not forget what great material is already there.Techniques, sounds and grooves from the fifties and sixties. Blues Bands where bass and drums form a powerful but steady engine. Where the bass player is the harmonic and rhythmic link to the rest of the band. This is why - as a bass player - I also play the drums. I recorded all the drum backings for this course myself. Physically feeling how a drum groove works has helped me a lot in my life as a professional bass player. I hope you will use these licks, grooves, sounds and techniques in your own playing. They will get you the gig and keep it. See you on the road.