Here’s a video showing the bass guitar beginner how to play bass to the Chain by Fleetwood Mac.
The Chain originally featured on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album. If memory serves me correctly, The Chain was originally created by splicing two unconnected songs together (the first part is the acoustic, folk rock song with the vocals and the second is the instrumental ‘outro’ of the tune, featuring the riff everyone knows).
There are three sections for us to look at – which are covered in the video. There are two sections that correspond to the ‘chorus’ of the vocal section – then there’s the instrumental section. The instrumental section is a 4 bar chord sequence that repeats and fades – and gives you the opportunity to vamp on this section and try out some variations.