In this lesson we will look at one of the most popular songs of last year (2015), Shut Up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon. I've worked with these guys in the studio and share Kevin's love of P basses! Enjoy.
In this lesson you will learn a simple bass line from the song Atlantic City, written by Bruce Springsteen as played by the Band and Levon Helms. The idea of note length is important to this recording.
In this lesson I will go over some of the more common structures of songs, their parts and how they are often referred to. This is just some helpful information for those who are not familiar with terms such as verse, chorus, and bridge. I will discuss a basic pop song form, AABA jazz standard and verse refrain types of arrangements.
In part one of Van Morrison's Moondance, I'll show you a transcription of how John Klingberg plays the bass on the recording along with a somewhat detailed analysis of why certain notes are used with the harmony. This is a great lesson to help expand your walking bass line playing on such a well known tune.