This month I’m going to talk about a thumb technique that isn’t quite as pronounced as slapping, but also not as subdued as playing palm-mut...
Welcome to Part 2 of exploring different fretting-hand techniques.
Greetings BP readers! I’m excited to be writing this column about unorthodox techniques that I use and how I like to apply them.
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Here is another classic tune from the Freddie King songbook, recorded in 1964 in Dallas, Texas for the Federal label.
As bass players, our instrument has a huge influence on the mood of the music being played.
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The music of Jimmie Rodgers, a.k.a. “the singing brakeman,” fits right into our discussion of unusual blues forms.
Since we’ve been looking at blues forms other than the ubiquitous 12-bar blues, examining the music of John Lee Hooker is a must.
Last month, we checked out a pair of eight-bar forms that pop up Frequently in the blues idiom under the titles “trouble in mind” and “key t...
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