For those bass players who want to work on their sight reading but who are ‘meat and potatoes’ bass players (i.e. 95% plus of us!) there’s a dearth of sight reading materials that are:
(i) based on the kind of lines actually played in the real world
(ii) based on real world type chord structures and song structures.
Sight Reading Etude #1 is a 72 bar sight reading etude in the style of Tommy Shannon. It’s a blues in G7 – because that’s not a commonly used key for the blues (hence it’s good sight reading practice). I took a pass at sight reading it with a backing track and that looks and sounds like this: