Soul Bass – Play Like Duck Dunn!

Soul bass guitar is one of the most satisfying styles of music to play. This video lesson goes through some of the main patterns you can learn to start creating your own bass lines right now. Don't forget that so much music is indebted to the blues and to soul so you can use these ideas in a whole rage of musical styles.

This video goes very well with another lesson I did on Motown, Rnb, funk, and blues:

9 Rhythm and Blues/Soul Bass Patterns​​​

There really are only a few sounds you need to learn before you can really play this music authentically. Of course, never forget that feel and groove is of paramount importance. 

To master that, you need to study the greats.

The Greats Of Soul Bass Guitar

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

David Hood

Tommy Cogbill

Willie Weeks

Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) contains one of the most iconic solos of all time filled with cool soul bass patterns! Make sure you listen to the live version...

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