The sequel! This one was inspired by some great pedals I got recently, all made by 3 Leaf Audio. Check them out!

I’ve shuffled things up for this one. It’s a half-time shuffle, inspired partially by Stevie Wonder (Higher Ground, Master Blaster) for the groove, and Jamiroquai (Deeper Underground, Light Years) for the sound. The main riff is all blues scale, so it shouldn’t pose too many problems. The ‘shakes’ (quick slides between frets) are probably the most challenging element, so if you’re struggling with those I suggest leave them out at first.

The fill (each Bassline usually has at least one of these) is built upon a diminished seventh (º7) arpeggio. An Ebº7 contains the following notes:

R: Eb
b3: Gb
b5: A
bb7: C
R: Eb

The timing is arguably the trickiest thing about it. This riff is in 12/8, so there’s 12 quaver (8th) beats to a bar. The fill starts on the second beat, and each phrase is made up of 3 quaver notes followed by a quaver rest.

As always, don’t forget to download the transcription and backing track so you can try it for yourself. Have fun!

Backing track