Watch the 12 Bar Blues: Shuffle online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 5: Styles & Techniques

12 Bar Blues: Shuffle - Bassline 3 is a video guitar lesson presented by Teymur Phell and is sourced from 30 Groove Master Bass Lines You MUST Know.


This shuffle has a great, straight forward groove somewhere between a walking bass and a funk feel. It's written in straight eighth notes, but played with a triplet feel.

This kind of groove works great over the blues, allowing you to go through the changes in a relatively simple but solid way—we don’t add fills; just driving the band with a nice, firm, confident groove.