Keep It Groovy: Learn How To Play An Albert Collins Funky Blues

In this lesson, we take a look at a fast, funky blues. This bass line is featured in the Albert Collins tune, “Honey, Hush.” It’s a fantastic approach to playing a funky 12-bar and features a brisk pattern, use of the open strings, and a consistent eighth note approach. It’s a fun groove to add to your arsenal and serves as great inspiration any time you’re called upon to play a fast, funky blues.

Enjoy and keep it groovy!

Fun fact: You can get tab/notation, backing tracks, and plenty more with my new “12 Bar Blues Survival Pack.” Available now at

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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