Playing The 8 Bar Blues: “Key To The Highway”

Hey there, bass players!

Let’s diversify our blues knowledge and explore the 8-bar blues. It shares certain traits with the 12-bar Blues, but the form is quite different.

This lesson focuses on one of the most popular eight-bar blues tunes, “Key To The Highway.” It features a shuffle feel, much like the version from Derek & The Dominos.

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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