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Blues Bass Players

Blues is the backbone of almost every style popular today. Jazz, Rock, Funk, R&B, and Soul are all rooted in the Blues. Knowing the blues well provides a solid foundation for playing these other styles. In my bass lessons, I stress knowing the Blues a lot.

Willie Dixon

The greatest blues composer ever. He wrote more blues classics than anyone. Many were covered by Led Zeppelin.

Jerry Jemmott

Check out his work on B.B King's Completely Well.

Tommy Shannon

Bassist for Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Roscoe Beck

One of today's big names in Blues bass playing. He can, of course, do much more than Blues. Plays with Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, and many others.