Here’s a cool bass lesson that illustrates purely where a lot of common/traditional Blues bass lines come from! The main Blues lines you might be familiar with when you hear guitar solos that sound bluesy come from the Dorian-Mode; some players think it’s the Natural -Minor/Aeolian pentatonic when it is mistaken for coming out of the Dorian or 2nd degree from the Major-Scale.
This lesson example comes out of the A Blues key. I have 2 demonstrations; 1) is using the A Dorian Mode Pentatonic coming out of the key of G Major, and 2) is using the Mixolydian Mode Pentatonic scales which comes out of three true Major keys of D, G and A. The Lesson examples are played in 1st position ( open-notes to the 4th fret range.)Brian Emmel makes understanding these playing concepts easy by using his designed “4-Fret Bracket Approach.”
1. View this performance presentation:
2.” A-Blues Dorian Pentatonic” (Lesson breakdown.)
Follow along with this A Blues-Dorian Pentatonic Chart.
1.View this performance presentation.
2.” A-Blues Mixo Pentatonics” Lesson pt 1: (Explanation of Mixolydian Mode.)
3.” A-Blues Mixo Pentatonics” Lesson pt 2: (Performance breakdown.)
Follow along with this A Blues-Mixo Pentatonics Chart.
A Medium-Shuffle Jam Track: