The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Your Own Bass Solo

This bass guitar lesson will teach you how to wow your audience with a creative bass solo. Even if it's just your cat watching, they'll be impressed.

It boils down to knowing:

  • what notes to play
  • how to craft those notes into musical phrases

Scroll down for the free backing track and PDF with the scale and chord shapes you can use to practise.

Bass solo backing track and scale shapes

The backing track is from a YouTube Short I created a while back. The chord progression is Em9 to F add9. If chords befuddle you, check this lesson out:

I mentioned that the chord progression is the same as this beautiful live version of Hejira by Joni Mitchell (with INCREDIBLE playing by Jaco Pastorius). 

This is the backing track for you to download and play along to.

This is the PDF you can use to memorise the chord shapes and scales that you can use over each chord.

You can also try to play the chords as I do in the Short above (it's quite hard so if you feel any pain, give your hands a rest!).

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