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Welcome to the Blues Bass Basics. The following pages will guide you through the necessary requisites to playing and mastering blues bass guitar. A life-long study of classic blues lines by artists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, etc., would be the ultimate approach, but this book will supply you with enough material to sound and play like the greats. A basic knowledge of how to play the bass guitar is a pre-requisite, as well as some knowledge of music theory and elementary music reading capabilities. However beneficial, it is not necessary to be able to read music as all the examples are also written with tablature. Topics like shuffles, slow blues, minor blues and two-beat feels are covered, as well as an examination of right and left hand techniques. On the CD, most of the examples are played slowly for initial presentation and then followed by actual playing settings with a trio consisting of bass guitar, electric guitar, and drums for you to play along. Enjoy! Written in standard notation and TAB. Includes audio CD. 48 pages.