Hal Leonard’s Inside the Blues series released earlier this year has an edition focused solely on bass, penned by Dave Rubin. 12-Bar Blues: The Complete Guide for Bass is a book/CD combo offering up a well-rounded approach to learning – or improving – playing various forms of the blues.
Rubin starts off with the basics, including tuning and breaking down the blues bass scales. From there, he covers the various blues styles including the variations of country, Chicago, Texas, swing, rhythm & blues, jazz, blues rock and funk blues styles.
The 56-page book is paired with an audio CD featuring 51 full-band tracks for play-along practice.