Time for another Jim Richter mandolin blues instruction lick of the day. Today is the “lumpty” bass pattern, often heard in Chicago blues, especially that of the west side. This lick is meant to be doubled with the bassist and often times does not have chords accompanying it (defying whether the tune has a major or minor harmonic foundation). This lick is one of the big ones of bluesdom and for those mandolin blues geeks, think the bass pattern on Rich DelGrosso’s Get Your Nose Out of My Business. It’s that pattern.
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