Watch the SECTION 1: Essential Concepts online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide

In this 1st section I will give you the essential concepts of blues bass. We need to start with understanding blues form and then move on to foundational studies like triplets and the shuffle groove, chords and scales used in creating blues bass lines, common fretboard shapes, connecting chords together, walking concepts, muting, ghost notes, chromatic note useage and more. Then there are concepts like intros, typical endings, turnarounds and breaks that will give us a deeper understanding of playing blues bass in a band setting. We will then dive into the many styles of blues including shuffles, straight 8th grooves, the 12/8 feel, jazz, boogie woogie, rumba style and others. So let's get started digging into these foundational and essential concepts for playing solid blues bass.