Here’s a tutorial on a James Jamerson played bassline that will help bass guitar beginners learn how to play bass to some cool, real world bass lines. This video lesson is Heatwave by Martha Reeves.
What’s particularly interesting about this line is the use of a straight, walking style rhythm when every other instrument is playing a ‘charleston’ style rhythm (Bah – Bahhh – bah – Bahhhh etc – if you know Heatwave you’ll know what I mean!)
I featured the notation and bass tab of this is an issue of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond:
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