Here’s a fun blues bass pattern, based on the Pentatonic Minor (blues) scale.
It fits well over things like “Rock Me Baby” by BB King and “Tore Down” by Eric Clapton.
In part 1, I demonstrate the patterns in E based on the root note at the 7th fret of the A string.
I leave your right – or picking – hand techniques to each individual player, but this particular pattern will give your picking hand and wrist a good workout. After you get this pattern into your hands and head, you can use it all over the place in blues, rock, pop and country.