In this first video, Tommy Shannon welcomes you to the course.
Tommy show his bass guitar tuning and goes in search of the first groove.
Tommy shows an easy blues riff and riff inversion.
In this video, Tommy explores two different shuffles.
Tommy explains the walking bass line.
Tommy shows how to play an open bass line.
Tommy and the boys play a shuffle.
Tommy shows off some variations of the first riff.
Tommy explains the two ways he gets staccato.
See Tommy show how to play triplets.
In this video, Tommy plays a walking line while returning to the root.
Tommy and the boys play another one.
Tommy plays a walking line high up on the neck.
Tommy explains when you want to use a "soft touch" with your right hand.
Tommy shows how to play the classic "Pride and Joy."
In this video, Tommy explores playing with your fingertips.
Tommy shows how to play the song "Woke Up This Morning."
Next, Tommy shows how to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
See how to play "Texas Flood."
Tommy shows how to play "Say One Thing."
In this video, Tommy explores playing a "rolling bass."
Tommy shows how to play "Crossfire."
Tommy talks about what kind of gear he uses.
See one last performance.
In this entertaining and instructive video lesson series, Double Trouble bassist Tommy Shannon, aided by Arlen Roth and Chris Layton, gives you a truly great bass lesson. See and hear how to play basic blues riffs, playing on 2 and 4, closed position, special walking patterns, 1/2 step passing notes, muting, walking bass skips, rolling picking touch, flatpicking, and New Orleans style... A truly great bass lesson indeed!
Discover why Tommy Shannon's bass playing was an integral part of the Stevie Ray Vaughn's Double Trouble band!
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