Paul Wolfe Publishes “How To Play Blues Rock Bass Vol. 1”

How to Play Blues Rock Bass Vol 1Paul Wolfe of has released a new book that will teach you the ways of players like Tommy Shannon, Carl Radle, and Duck Dunn. How to Play Blues Rock Bass Vol. 1 is the first of a three-part series that will teach you devices to be competent in the style.

“Over the last 10 years, I’ve transcribed literally thousands of bass lines, not just in blues-rock, but across all musical genres, and identified the common vocabulary that players like the above plus James Jamerson and Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones and a host of others all use in their bass lines,” Wolfe explains. “That common vocabulary – I call the individual vocabulary pieces ‘devices’ – occurs in 95% plus of all good bass lines. And I’ve distilled that down into an easy to follow/quick to implement learning system that will teach YOU how to play authentic sounding blues rock bass lines.”

Topics include the most commonly used devices in blues-rock, how to create your own bass lines, how to fill the sonic void in a trio during the guitar solo, how to set up hits, and more.

How to Play Blues Rock Bass Vol. 1 is 103-pages and comes with over 175 MP3 tracks for practicing. It’s available now through Amazon.

Included Topics:

  1. The two most commonly used devices in blues rock (Sections 2 and 3)
  2. How to create your own bass lines – and avoid the ‘Tyranny Of Tempo’ (Section 12)
  3. How to create harmonic variation in your lines using modifying devices (Section 4)
  4. Over 175 MP3 tracks to download and practice with (Bonus Website Version)
  5. What to play on ‘bar 9’ of the blues form (Section 5)
  6. How to fill the sonic hole in the classic 3 piece line up when the guitarist starts to solo (Section 11)
  7. How to put one bar devices together to create two bar devices (Section 7)
  8. Perpetual Motion practice exercises for devices using cycle tracks (Bonus Website Version)
  9. How to lead into a stop verse, set up the ‘hits’ and then lead out again (Section 8)
  10. How to use devices you’ve learned to work through new key centres (Bonus Website Version)

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