Here is a list of video lessons featuring songs played by Bruce Thomas on the How To Play Bass website:
5ive Gears In Reverse by Elvis Costello
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down by Elvis Costello
Pump It Up by Elvis Costello
Here’s a video showing the bass guitar beginner how to play bass to Pump It Up by Elvis Costello
Here’s Part 1:
And here’s Part 2
Here’s a great live performance of the poignant song Ship Building by Elvis Costello. The bass line to this tune is an awesome performance by Bruce Thomas – at times it almost sounds like a fretless performance.
A transcription of the studio version of Ship Building will appear in First Bass And Beyond later in August.
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If you ever go to a jam or a rehearsal no-one will ever – EVER! – ask you what scales you know. They might ask you if you can play Superstition in E though. Or Cocaine in D. Or Good Times in E.
That’s what how-to-play-bass.com is all about…learning songs.