Keep It Groovy: Basic Tips For Improvising A Bass Line While Jamming Or Recording

Hey there, bass players!

This lesson is all about finding a simple yet effective part to accompany a song.

Whether you’re getting together to jam, accompanying a songwriter, or trying to record a bass part, here are some basic tips for improvising a bass line. Always let the chord progression be your guide and keep it groovy!

Fun fact: this features a song by Nashville-based artist, Craig Haller. I had the honor of co-producing the record and laying down the low-end. Check it out on Bandcamp and other streaming services!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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