Watch the Rob's Road online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide
Here we have a Clapton type blues based on the Robert Johnson song "Crossroads". The bass plays a melodic role in the intro where the band plays the main riff together in unison and then retreats back to a supportive role during the melody. In bar 10 we use the 3rd of the chord in the bass, F# for some musical tension. This one has a soulful but rocking feel.