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Bass Lessons — 12 Bar Blues Break Down bass tabs


12 BAR BLUES BREAK DOWN
TUNING: WHATEVER
TABBED BY: *—JESSICA—*

12 bar blues is the common blues bass part for blues and rock mostly
and is very easy if you memorize the key changes and you can use
any variations for it. The bass part is easier if you memorize
the #1 rule in bass:
The first note of the sequence is always played on the first chord
of the measure.

That means say the time signature is 4/4 and you have a sequence
of 4 simple notes from the blues scale, the first note of that
sequence is always played with the first guitar chord of the
next measure.

For example:

G.—————————————————— —————————
D.———2—5—2————2—5—2— ———2—5—2—
A.—3——————— —3——————— —3———————
E.————————— ————————— —————————
MEASURE 1 MEASURE 2 MEASURE 3
So for every measure the first note is played again, the key is
to keep a steady beet, dont speed up or slow down, tap your foot
with it or something to keep it and internalize the pulse.

Ok, now here is the 12 bar blues progression:


C—>F—> C—> G—> F—> C—> G—>

C=F=G=
G.——————————————————
D.——————————————————
A.———3——————————————
E.———————1——————3———

Now to make a progression use other notes in the scales of the notes.

o.k now heres the progression with out tabs:

— repeat signs
C—16 counts |4 measures]
F—8 counts |2 measures]
C—8 counts |2 measures]
G—4 counts |1 measure]
F—4 counts |1 measure]
G—4 counts |1 measure]

Alright, there is a breakdown of the classic 12 bar blues. If
you have any questions ask your bass teacher or e—mail me and
Ill try to answer.
Good Luck!
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