The quarter-note occupies a deceptively modest place in the pecking order of musical rhythms. You might even think that since you are getting along rather well rhythmically that you could probably play walking bass lines in your sleep, right?
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The purpose of the lesson today is to provide an example of a classic blues shuffle, to show effective ways to interpret this noble bass groove, and to also give some smart, helpful advice on how to supercharge your shuffle finger-style with massive amounts of bass expression.
One thing all bass players need to do is learn how to drive a blues band with a shuffle and also play a fat walking blues line. In this small collection of blues walking bass lines I concentrate on several things.
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