Keep It Groovy: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

Happy New Year, everyone! In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, we dissect the fantastic melodic bass line to “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac.

Composed by bassist John McVie, this line perfectly outlines the chord progression, adheres to diatonic rules, and provides a nice contrast to the simplicity of the verses. The chorus features a memorable hook that practically begs you to learn it, so please enjoy this lesson and remember to go your own way with your bass studies this year!

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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  1. Tom

    I really enjoy the Keep it Groovy series. Always great stuff!