The Speedway League School/The Songwriter's Grooves Project - A Guide to Singing and Playing Guitar/The Double Bass Technique Song Series

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This series is going to present songs that use a combination of two bass-boosting guitar techniques. One is the percussive wrist thump, and the other use the double-thumb. This series will probably involve a lot of special arrangements since at the creation of this series there are relatively few songs that were written with these techniques in use. They are, however, very useful techniques for transcribing songs with heavier beats or that involving combining drums into a guitar reduction.

Gareth Evans has created an excellent 2-part introduction to the Wrist Thump Technique

http://www.goliathguitartutorials.com/percussive-thump-part-1.html

http://www.goliathguitartutorials.com/percussive-thump-part-2.html

The planned song list for this series is here. Feel free to suggest other ideas on the list below!

Song List[edit]

Double Thumb/Wrist Bump Original Artist Arranger Technique Link 1 Link 2
/Stolen Dance Milky Chance Jon Michael Swift 2 part Alternating Thump Texture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX-QaNzd-0Y
/Everyday People Sly and the Family Stone Jon Michael Swift Basic Double Thumb Groove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUUhDoCx8zc
Renegades X Ambassador Jon Michael Swift Fingerpicking with thumping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tu4wWSbnIs
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Jackson Brown and Bonnie Raitt Jon Michael Swift 3 part alternating thump texture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYaqsviev9M
I knew you were trouble Taylor Swift Jon Michael Swift Faster Double Thumbs Music Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNoKguSdy4Y
After an Afternoon Jason Mraz Jon Michael Swift Drum reduction Java Joes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9k3f-CQIvY
Hands to myself Selena Gomez Jon Michael Swift Interlacing complex loop parts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ipttfFoOdQ
That's What You Get Paramore Jon Michael Swift Polyrhythms, complex bass riffs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kz6hNDlEEg
Magic! Coldplay Sungha Jung Uneven Bass grooves Sungha's arrangement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CALrMuIfJu8 Colplay original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtb11P1FWnc
Woman Maroon 5 Jon Michael Swift Imterlacing complex loops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pobG7mF-8ic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coKi6dLmmdo
One Minute Krewella Jon Michael Swift Fast polyphonic texture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a_UbXbhB3M
Spectrum Zedd Jon Michael Swift rapid texture changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEp9MCQlAa4

Suggested Song List[edit]