Watch the Base Line & Intervals online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Jump Blues
Bass Line and Intervals are a great way of accompanying in a Jump Blues tune. Instead of chopping away bar chords, waiting for your solo slot, you can spice up your playing by using these techniques.
We'll start off by playing some standard bass line progressions. After that we'll dive into intervals, starting at the tritone.
The tritone is part of a dominant 7th interval and by moving it around we can create a surprisingly simple but effective accompaniment.
These accompaniments can be as interesting and challenging as playing a solo. Listen to players like Hollywood Fats, Rick Holmstrom and Ronnie Earl for some great examples in this style.