Watch the A Bit of Blues online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Solo Bass

In our third piece we're going to take a look at the blues, which is the most basic component of the vast majority of western popular music. Being aware of it's forms is essential for any musician. It's a good idea to have a blues piece in your solo bass repertoire, so here we have "A Bit of Blues". In this piece we borrow techniques and styles from guitar, such as strumming, bending and "shaking" notes that are not typically associated with bass playing, but which help us make our blues story more convincing.