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Lesson #5: Doubling Bass Lines

 

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A great rhythmic approach to the Chicago style blues and beyond is simply following the bass player. This means playing similar rhythmic figures on the electric guitar. This accounts for a great way to approach supporting another guitar player or soloist, and the patterns involved are straight forward and always musically fitting. Let's take a look at our first example of doubling bass lines in blues rhythm playing.
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