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August 26, 2013

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO GET around the bass—from bottom to top and top to bottom?

July 1, 2013

LET’S TAKE ANOTHER TRIP TO THE U.K. AND CHECK INTO some more great British blues lines.

November 1, 2012

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE PLAYING A SLOW 12-bar to get you to reach way down into your soul and dredge up the true feeling of the blues.

August 1, 2012

WHILE THE ELECTRIC BASS IS FIRMLY established in the blues, it was the upright bass that appeared on many of the classic recordings that ...

June 12, 2012

WHILE BLUES MUSIC ENCOMPASSES many forms and feels, nothing brings it home quite like the mighty shuffle rhythm.

March 21, 2012

RECENTLY, A READER WROTE TO ME complaining that I was presenting the blues as a dead platform with no room for creativity.

March 9, 2012

THIS MONTH, WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT chromatic lines in blues.

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