Jazz blues on major triads, first four frets.

Hi everyone, and welcome to the second part of this blues series for bass players.

 

Today we will start a new chapter by playing a blues chord progression mostly used in jazz contexts, as you can see down here.

If you want to know more about this and other harmonic variations, check this page. Keeping up the same idea from the previous lessons, we will ideally split the first twelve frets in three parts, and play on the first four (plus open strings), using only major triads. 

Remember that the challenge here is to play the following blues lines in all 12 keys on major triads only, using only the first four frets of the bass. I recommend to study the bass-lines out of tempo, playing each one multiple times, until you internalized the fingerings.

Without further ado, let’s get to work, starting from the key of C.

 That was it for now, thank you for reading, happy practice and see you in the next one!

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