This week we're going to take a look at some great bass runs in the styles of Jimmy Martin, Clarence White, and Tony Rice. I'm showing you these runs in the context of Honey, You Don't Know My Mind, but they will work just as well in many other songs. Bass runs are absolutely one of my favorite things about bluegrass guitar. They provide a chance to inject rhythm guitar playing with a big dose of funkiness. Funky and inspired rhythm guitar is often the secret sauce that makes a bluegrass band sound great.
I hope you enjoy!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Honey You Don't Know My Mind
Loop 0:50 Introduction to Bass Runs
Loop 5:30 Example of Jimmy Martin Style Bass Run
Loop 5:55 Breakdown of Jimmy Martin Style Bass Run
Loop 8:44 Tony Rice Style Bass Run
Loop 11:15 Taking the Tony Rice Bass Run One Step Further
Loop 13:33 G Run Breakdown
Loop 15:07 Closing Thoughts