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Lesson notes

John Coltrane’s homage to bassist Paul Chambers is a grooving break-neck tempo jazz blues.

Originally written in 1959 and found on the album Giant Steps, this minor blues works wonders for the intermediate player who wants to begin the foray into the world of jazz. For those out there who are familiar with the blues, but lack the confidence or theory to feel comfortable playing jazz lines, have no fear!

This song is rife with opportunity to shred some licks over a bluesy canvas, all while using and slightly altering your standard blues guitar patterns. With this lesson you’ll uncover not just the chords and the head, but also how to spice up your own playing with walking bass lines.