#1
Hey guys,

If I'm suppose to jam with my band in b flat blues, what does that mean and how do i do it?

and by the way, i'm a bassist.
#2
Base your bass lines around Bb or A# whatever you call it. Look up blues scales and pentatonics, and there will be diagrams. Stay around that and you should be ok.
#3
If your bass is in standard tuning:

It means stick with these notes as a base......:
1st fret A string
1st fret D string
3rd fret D string

Then improvise it.
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#4
Quote by lagunasunrise
If your bass is in standard tuning:

It means stick with these notes as a base......:
1st fret A string
1st fret D string
3rd fret D string

Then improvise it.

This^ plus you could toss in some chromatic notes for some flavour
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#5
Quote by Matt Chavie
Base your bass lines around Bb or A# whatever you call it. Look up blues scales and pentatonics, and there will be diagrams. Stay around that and you should be ok.

Bb blues is Bb blues, not A#.

TS: A common blues progression is something like I7-IV7-V7, so if the chords are Bb7-Eb7-F7, improvise using those chord tones and you'll sound good. Chromatic movement will work well leading into those notes.
#6
Quote by chriskhng
Hey guys,

If I'm suppose to jam with my band in b flat blues, what does that mean and how do i do it?

and by the way, i'm a bassist.

You need to do the following. If you don't understand what I mean, I would consider postponing this kind of jam until your ready for it.

1) learn some standard dominant 7th bass lines for Bb7, Eb7, and F7.

2) learn the form of the 12 bar blues.

3) be able to play the basslines through the 12 bar blues form.
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#7
i know all the notes on the neck,

i understand what 12 bar blues is,

but not b flat blues jam.

I'm in a summer session in the US, and in Hong Kong we don;t say " jamming in B flat blues"

Thanks guys
#9
Quote by chriskhng
i know all the notes on the neck,

i understand what 12 bar blues is,

but not b flat blues jam.

I'm in a summer session in the US, and in Hong Kong we don;t say " jamming in B flat blues"

Thanks guys

Out of curiosity, what do you refer to it as in Hong Kong?
#10
Quote by chriskhng
i know all the notes on the neck,

i understand what 12 bar blues is,

but not b flat blues jam.

I'm in a summer session in the US, and in Hong Kong we don;t say " jamming in B flat blues"

Thanks guys



your all set then. 12 bar blues ..... in Bb ( as has been mentioned by stumpy)
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#11
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Bb blues is Bb blues, not A#.


why? technically, is there a reason?


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#12
Quote by chipmunksurfer
why? technically, is there a reason?
Back in ye olde times, they had slightly different pitches and did not sound the same. However ridiculous you may deem it, that convention has continued into modern music where Bb and A# have the same pitch.

In short, they are not interchangeable.