80-20 Bass - Article #3

80-20 Bass Examples

"the most commonly used devices in rock, pop, blues, reggae, soul and more..."

In the first two articles  of this 80-20 mini-series I've been talking about 80-20 Bass.  In the first article I talked about what exactly 80-20 bass is and how it came about.  And in the second article I talked about the concept of an "80-20 device" and what I mean when I use that phrase.

In this the third article I'm going to play for you (and give you the PDFs and MP3 tracks if you want to play along yourself) three bass line examples that were created using 80-20 Bass devices.  The kicker is that these lines were created from what I call 'Track 1' of 80-20 bass - which means that they ONLY draw from the first 10 devices in the 80-20 library - that's less than 15% of the available material in the library to draw from.

Example 1

Example 1 is a blues rock/Stevie Ray Vaughan kind of line on a 12 bar in E7:

If you want to download the PDF for this example please double click on the link below:

Tomy-Shannon-Style-Blues-Full-Score

And if you'd like to play along yourself, here's the backing track (generated from Band In A Box_ that you can use:

01 Tommy Shannon Style Blues 120 BPM

 

Example 2

Example 2 is a generic rocky kind of line based on a chord progression similar to the one found in Day Tripper:

If you want to download the PDF for this example please double click on the link below:

02 Day Tripper Rock Style - Full Score

And if you'd like to play along yourself, here's the backing track (generated from Band In A Box_ that you can use:

02 Day Tripper Rock Style

 

Example 3

Example 3 is a reggae kind of line and the chord progression used is similar to that found in the Beatles song Let It Be:

If you want to download the PDF for this example please double click on the link below:

03-Let-It-Be-Reggae-Style-Full-Score

And if you'd like to play along yourself, here's the backing track (generated from Band In A Box_ that you can use:

03 Let It Be reggae

 

In the next article I'll take the blues rock style line - Example 1 above - and show you how you can make it a little bit more complex by using a secondary device called 'a modifying device.'  Click the blue 'CONTINUE' button below to check out modifying devices:

 

Paul Wolfe/www.how-to-play-bass.com

 

 

 

If you missed the first two articles in this series then click on the links to check them out:

 

What is 80-20 Bass?  -  https://how-to-play-bass.com/8020bass-1

What is an 80-20 Bass Device?  https://how-to-play-bass.com/8020bass-2-device