The 1 7 6 5 Bass Line Pattern
By Ed Mikesell
Building a solid bass line is a lot like building a house. A band is only as strong as the foundation the bassist creates for it. In this lesson I'm going to show you a common bass line used in the blues and rock that centers on the Dom 7th sound. This sound is related to the Mixolydian mode. You can think of it as a major scale with the 7th scale degree lowered one fret.
Major Scale, Lowering the 7th Degree
The line is built on the 1 b7 6 5 and played in the key of A.
The 1 7 6 5 Bass Line Pattern - Part One
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