Learn How To Play A Country Bass Line: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

Let’s add to your repertoire of country blues bass lines and practice the Johnny Cash classic, “Folsom Prison Blues.” This song features a traditional root-fifth style bass line and requires simplicity, a good tone, and a clear understanding of the chord progression. It follows a 12-bar blues form and can be used as a template for plenty of other blues or country classics.

Enjoy, and keep it groovy!

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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