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Eight ways to add excitement to your blues rhythms.



  • Learn classic shuffle and walking bass lines.
  • Explore chord voicings that can be combined with bass lines.
  • Develop the ability to combine different patterns to create variation in accompaniment.
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Combining bass lines with chords can be an effective way to perform solo or accompany a singer or other instrumentalist. This technique is often employed to thicken up parts in a setting where there's space to fill. While common among jazz guitar players, it is equally suitable in other styles of music, and lends itself very nicely to blues playing.

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