How To: Play the bassline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave

Play the bassline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave

"Soul Man" was one of the biggest hits of 1967, and still holds its ground in success. Sam & Dave's hit single, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, will forever live on in the music world, and through you… if you play bass. This video is a beginner's lesson to bass guitar, which teaches you how to play the baseline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, with the baseline perfected by Duck Dunn. This is a good bass line for beginners who've played for a bit to get their fingers around.

The main challenge is to master the verse, and then deliver it repeatedly with a bit of attitude and some serious groove. This is one of those songs where if you take the bass line away the song falls down like a house of cards. Duck Dunn's line really drives this one.

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