Happiness as Anarchy #337: Blue Monk

I’ve been practising 12 bar blues bass lines. Nothing complicated, in fact, quite the opposite. The notes are simple as can be so I can work on my technique and groove and also sing at the same time. For Bb blues, my tune is Blue Monk – slow, groovy and slightly odd, but very satisfying to sing the melody and play the bass line together. It takes me back to my early twenties when, as a classically trained pianist, I was twisting my brain in knots trying to work out jazz .

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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