• Who else wants to play bass lines like Ray Charles?

    ray-charles-small.jpgWhen I was a kid, one of the first things I learned how to do was play bass lines. Blues bass lines, in fact. You know those ones you’d hear Ray Charles rumbling on his left hand. Heck, those bass lines were what gave me the confidence to keep going because I could actually play something that sounded like something… hehe…

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    12-Bar Blues You Can Use!

    In this post, I’m going to break down the main movements in James Wrubel’s “12 Bar Blues” video lesson. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play blues, now’s your chance!

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    James Wrubel soloing on jazz 101 dvd

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    12-Bar Blues Chord Pattern

    You now know how to build: -minor thirds -major thirds -perfect fifths -major chords -minor chords -seventh chords I bet you never thought you’d be able to learn this much in a few days, huh? We will put some of these chords to work in this lesson! You will need: -The 300-pg workbook or… -To […]

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