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Jonny May

Learn 12 must-know blues bass lines techniques to rock out on any blues tune. We dive into walking bass, jazzy-blues, 4-on-the-floor, stride blues, jump blues & more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn 6 Blues Shuffle Patterns
  • Explore Walking Blues, Jazzy-Blues, Chunky Blues, & Stride Blues
  • Discover How to Mix Various Left Hand Techniques
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
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Addicted to Rhythm!
These were the best base lines ever. So, I was able to build on what I learned in the Saint Louis Blues class. My favorites were the #5 Shuffle Pattern in Section 1, and the #8 Jazzy /Blues Walking Base with Chords in Section 2. And I have to mention three inspiring improvs Jonny played in Lesson 4 between 17 and 25 minutes. Thank you, Jonny for making it fun!
Super-charged Beats!
I took this class after finishing the St. Louis Blues challenge, so that gave me a contest for the rhythms used in this class, especially int he left hand. Shuffle Pattern #5 was my favorite! I needed each of the previous patterns to help me work up to it. The progression of difficulty was super appropriate, and helped me accomplish sounds I couldn't create before. I always looked forward to working on this class, and many of the "exercises" have become favorites. Playing them often, I am building a practical base for creating the lines and improv that comes to my mind! This is a an excellent skill base for me. thank you, Jonny and Staff!

Course Lessons

Rockin Blues Bass Lines 2 – Lesson 1

Blues Chords, 12-Bar Blues Form, Shuffle Patterns 1 & 2

Rockin Blues Bass Lines 2 – Lesson 2

Right Hand Variations, the Turnaround, Shuffle Patterns 3 & 4

Rockin Blues Bass Lines 2 – Lesson 3

Shuffle Patterns 5 & 6, Blues Walking Bass

Rockin Blues Bass Lines 2 – Lesson 4

Jazzy-Blues Walking Bass, Chunky Bass, Chunky Bass + 10ths

Rockin Blues Bass Lines 2 – Lesson 5

Slow Boogie-Blues, Stride-Blues, 4 Bonus Lines

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