Keep It Groovy: Learn How to Play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”

In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, we’re going to dig into the iconic bass line on Journey’s classic tune, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” If you have any aspiration to play in a bar, wedding, or corporate band – or even to jam with fellow classic rockers – this is definitely a bass line that you need to know.

We’ll go into the theory behind the line, spot the chord progression, and showcase how gracefully this bass line provides the foundation to the song.

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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  2. Todd in San Diego

    “Play a little ornament” :-) you are the BEST Ryan