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North Atlantic Storm
Some scary sounding music to play for Halloween...
Other · Advanced · 2130 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2006
 
High Wire Walking
A short trip to the upper frets...
Other · Beginner · 1831 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/1/2005
 
What Key Is It In?
Where's the key center, doggone it?!
Experimental · Intermediate · 1706 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/31/2007
 
Rock Lines Based On The Blues Scale
Five pages of entry-level rock lines based on the blues scale. Each is in a different key.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 5484 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/26/2008
 
Around The World In 80's Days
Five riffs that remind me of the good 'ol (?) 1980's!
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 4025 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 11/7/2006
 
Zydeco, I Gar-ron-tee
A bit of Cajun flavoring for y'all...
World · Intermediate · 5944 Hits · 4.82/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 9/10/2012
 
60's Vibe
4 pages of lines with a 60's vibe...pages 3 & 4 especially!
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 8235 Hits · 4.75/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2005
 
Hard Rock Rhythm Practice
Some easy examples on these six pages of rhythmic variations - two main themes, and two variations on each one. A good example of how even simple changes can alter the feel of a line.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 10373 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 11/22/2005
 
Slow Boogie
A slower boogie line using a blues progression and "swung" 8th notes.
Blues · Intermediate · 4424 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2006
 
Basic Swing Bass
3 different lines with some swing to them!
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 3245 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2006
 
Funky One
A fairly busy bass line over a laid-back drum groove.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 2689 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 6/30/2006
 
BubbleFunk
A bubbling little funk line!
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1969 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/16/2006
 
Jazz Solo Ideas
Some Jazz Solo ideas in these lessons - currently 4 pages...
Jazz · Intermediate · 17475 Hits · 4.70/5 (50 ratings) · Last modified: 5/20/2009
 
Now The Green Blade Rises
An ancient tune.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7000 Hits · 4.69/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 7/30/2003
 
A Collection Of Folk Songs
Use these to practice or as "hidden" melodies for your solos! 21 pages in all!
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 115995 Hits · 4.69/5 (89 ratings) · Last modified: 1/4/2011
 
Basic Grooves - Group 1
7 pages of variations on a groove.
Funk/R&B · Beginner · 7525 Hits · 4.67/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 9/22/2004
 
Heavy Syncopated Line
A funk/metal line with some significant syncopation (which means the accents sometimes fall off the main beat).
Metal · Intermediate · 2606 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/14/2011
 
Blues Boogies In F
4 pages of chugging boogie lines in a key a bit more difficult than open E!
Blues · Beginner · 10301 Hits · 4.67/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 3/30/2007
 
12-Bar Blues In Every Key
12 different pages of blues patterns - one page for each key. We'll start in C and move through the Circle of 5ths (C, G, D, A, etc...).
Blues · Beginner · 117933 Hits · 4.64/5 (245 ratings) · Last modified: 2/18/2009
 
20 Riffs For Position Shifts
A group of fun and easy riffs that focus on changing hand position on the neck. 20 pages!
Basics · Intermediate · 46252 Hits · 4.63/5 (68 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2009
 
Summer Nights In The City
Nine pages of laid-back fusion grooves - some with a hint of George Benson's style for seasoning...
Jazz · Intermediate · 16177 Hits · 4.62/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 8/17/2007
 
Jazz-a-ma-tazz
4 pages of Jazz building blocks (so that you can play along with a "sax-a-ma-phone")!
Jazz · Beginner · 5993 Hits · 4.61/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 3/21/2007
 
A Jazz Walking Line (8 Bars)
A walking bass line using quarter notes over an 8 bar progression for early intermediate players.
Jazz · Intermediate · 7222 Hits · 4.60/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 11/21/2006
 
Walk
24. Walk (#13701)
by Greg Wallace (7283)
A basic 12-bar jazz line with a backing track, created as an introduction to jazz styles for newer players. Walking bass lines tend to move by step, and keep a steady rhythm (which makes them sound like someone walking)...
Jazz · Beginner · 4269 Hits · 4.60/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 9/3/2007
 
Jump Walk
A not-too-tough jazz line that combines string jumps with some walking bass.
Jazz · Beginner · 2053 Hits · 4.60/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/28/2006
 
Fingertwisting Scottish Reels
Ah - a wee bit 'o the highlands in these four fingertwisting lessons...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 19559 Hits · 4.59/5 (32 ratings) · Last modified: 5/2/2009
 
Fosteriffic
Four songs by Stephen Foster to give you a dose of Americana - or to be able to play along as you watch classic Bugs Bunny episodes!
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7933 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 9/15/2008
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Merry Christmas!
Christian · Beginner · 4572 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 12/9/2011
 
Jazz #1
29. Jazz #1 (#11520)
by Greg Wallace (7283)
Some standard jazz bass patterns on these pages...14 examples in all!
Jazz · Intermediate · 304681 Hits · 4.55/5 (466 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2008
 
Fast & Funky
Try this one with and w/o a pick.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1994 Hits · 4.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2006
 
Latin Arpeggio Practice
Major key arpeggios done with a syncopated, Latin-style rhythm.
Basics · Beginner · 1821 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 12/18/2005
 
Reveille
32. Reveille (#12040)
by Greg Wallace (7283)
For waking up in the morning (also, a pretty decent major chord arpeggio study)!
Basics · Beginner · 1206 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/2003
 
Hiccups
33. Hiccups (#12501)
by Greg Wallace (7283)
Here's one for working on your "tightness!"
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 1206 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/6/2006
 
20,000 Leagues Under The C
Dive into 14 pages of low-end grooves - none of which go higher than C (3rd fret, A string).
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 22261 Hits · 4.48/5 (42 ratings) · Last modified: 7/9/2009
 
The Funkyard
Get down on it! 3 pages of lessons with which to shake your groove thang, booty, etc...
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 4199 Hits · 4.44/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 4/12/2006
 
Dread Letter Office - The Sequel
More easy reggae for beginners - 4 pages.
Reggae · Beginner · 14381 Hits · 4.44/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 10/19/2006
 
Dread Letter Office
Careful, the jerk chicken is pretty spicey! 7 pages of easy Reggae riddums...
Reggae · Beginner · 45499 Hits · 4.42/5 (89 ratings) · Last modified: 7/2/2009
 
12-Bar Major Scale Warmup
An fairly easy warmup using major scales and arpeggios.
Basics · Intermediate · 11363 Hits · 4.41/5 (41 ratings) · Last modified: 12/5/2006
 
Adding Reggae Feel
3 pages of reggae-influenced lines to give some idea of how to add a bit of reggae feel to stylistically different musical lines.
Reggae · Beginner · 43860 Hits · 4.41/5 (46 ratings) · Last modified: 12/9/2006
 
Country Scale Practice
Some major scale practice using a well-known country riff.
Country · Intermediate · 9653 Hits · 4.40/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 9/15/2005