Andrew Ford Releases “50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know”

Andrew Ford's 50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must KnowBassist and educator Andrew Ford wants to help you find your groove with his latest video course, 50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know.

Ford has taught at the Musician’s Institute and colleges and played with a wealth of R&B artists including Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan. He’s also the man behind the Blues Bass Survival Guide video course.

His career began in R&B, and in his course, he breaks down the styles of the genre’s greats, like James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Duck Dunn, Chuck Rainey, and Marcus Miller.

So how will Ford show you how to play like legends? Let him fill you in:

Each groove is presented with a rhythm track on the DVD, which follows a note-by-note and technique breakdown for each. The rhythm tracks are included for practicing along to and the music is presented in both standard notation and tab.

The 50 lessons include:

  1. Little Stevies Wish
  2. J Five
  3. Ladies Day
  4. Bass Work
  5. Get Far Away
  6. Funky Main Street
  7. Evette
  8. All Right
  9. Eiffel Tower
  10. J.B. Number One
  11. Uncle Rick
  12. Zig
  13. Big Bear
  14. Count the Cost
  15. Toledo Fire
  16. Lovely Bass
  17. Don’t Go There
  18. Tennessee Stew
  19. Chucks Bounce
  20. The Brothers Funk
  21. True Groove
  22. Pee Wee
  23. Slip and Slide
  24. J.B. Number Two
  25. Family Time
  26. Angelo
  27. So Real
  28. Groove Nation
  29. Peace Not War
  30. Never Enough
  31. Rescue Please
  32. Curtains
  33. Hip Huggin
  34. Slys Time
  35. The Way
  36. Higher Love
  37. My Pearl
  38. Got Your Back
  39. Butterfly
  40. Muchos Gracias
  41. Lets Get Together
  42. Philly Sound
  43. What Can I Do For You?
  44. Rods Boogie
  45. Changing Colors
  46. Pick It Up
  47. Speak Your Mind
  48. Rainey
  49. Face It
  50. The Suburbs

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  1. Shut up and take my money!

  2. Bob

    I think R&B and Soul always have the most interesting bass lines, and these R&B grooves are definitely very good. Any time you hear Rocco Prestia, Larry Graham, and James Jamerson mentioned together, you know it can only be some of the best sounding bass around. Definitely looking forward to diving in.

  3. Where can I get this Tome of Great Knowledge?!

  4. Al

    Boooo! Boooooo!!!!!. Temporarily out of stock. damn!. I want now! guess I’ll have to pre-order.

  5. Al

    OK, pre-ordered from Amazon. Hope stock returns soon.