Make your solo guitar sound like an ensemble with this complete guide to bass runs and how to use them! Renowned guitarist and celebrated tutor Happy Traum takes a handful of traditional songs and shows you how to add 'walking' bass parts and bring your chord playing to life. Learn the notes of a scale in several keys and apply them between chords to create a smooth harmonic transition and an effective counter-melody that will enrich your arrangements. Happy teaches a variety of patterns from simple bass moves to more complex chromatic runs. By breaking the technique down into building blocks and fundamental patterns, you will soon be developing your own personal solo style, and you'll be amazed at what can be done with even the simplest folk melody!
Get the most from this absorbing and highly individual approach to the guitar with this superb tutorial from one of the best in the business. Full music and tablature are included.
Happy Traum has created the Guitar Building Blocks series of lessons to help learning players develop essential guitar technique. Each of these DVDs concentrates on a specific 'building block', allowing you to delve deeply into just those areas that you need to strengthen. The Building Blocks series gives you a solid foundation upon which to base your future guitar studies.