James Jamerson used THIS exercise as a cheat code to create hit after hit bass line - lemme show you how to use it to write your own bangin’ bass lines in ANY style of music.
If you’re doing the Beginner to Badass course, this lesson would fit nicely in the Module 12 ballpark when you start learning about building killer bass lines. The 16th note stuff will be beyond our scope in the course though.
Jamerson's Chromatic Exercise Full PDFI love the Standing in the Shadows book, but it bugged me that the exercise was only written in a few keys... so I've detailed it out for you in every key as I think Jamerson might have played.
How cool is it we have a legit bass exercise passed down from Jamerson? Now if only we had more than one decent video clip. What a world we live in, where there’s infinite footage of Lawrence Welk and only a meager clip or two of James Jamerson.