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Kansas City Shuffle - Bass Line #29 is a video guitar lesson presented by David Santos and is sourced from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


Another 12 bar blues, Kansas City Shuffle utilizes a very well known bass line from the blues box. It is very similar to #13 Chicago Shuffle and just as important to know. It uses the same notes from The Blues Box except that they are backwards or inverted. There is a unison bass line in bar 12 used as a turnaround. This tune has an intro that starts on the five and has a unison lick on bar 4 of the intro that is slightly different from the unison lick in bar 12 of the form. Learn them both and know the difference.