Formula #1: The Basic Box
Formula #2: The Box Shuffle
Formula #3: Reverse Box Shuffle
Formula #4: The Funky Tramp
Formula #5: The Fingerpop
Formula #6: The Funky Trunk
Formula #7: Tasty Triplet Shuffle
In this video I’ll show you how to take the shapes concept to the next level using The Blues Box to create tons of kickass blues bass lines.
The blues box is just 4 notes that form the shape of a box on your fretboard (hence the name). By changing the rhythm and order of notes, you can pull tons of bass lines that work great for blues and many other styles.
After I teach you how to play the Blues Box, we’ll put it in action with some killer real-life blues tunes, from Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Junior Walker, Taj Mahal, and Gary Moore.
Then I’ll take you through a simple 4-step process you can use to come up with your own Blues Box bass lines on a 12 bar blues, plus some tips for applying them in context without making your bandleader furious.