The 12 bar blues is one of the most popular patterns you’ll play on the electric bass, the guitar or any other lead instrument. Understanding not just the sound and how to recognize it but also the musical theory behind the concept is a key to your learning progress.
In today’s video you’ll learn the progression not just how to play it in a particular key on the bass but the theory behind it. The I IV V (or one four five) technique that the instructor talks about is an important lesson that you’ll carry with you through out your bass guitar career. The same chords are generally what fit together in most rock, pop and country music you hear today on the radio. So if you intend on playing popular music you’ll want to know these chords and how the progression works.
Keep in mind I’m not suggest that every song is a blues tune, how ever most songs do use some of the blues to create their chord changes.
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