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3 techniques to make your basslines more interesting from famous bass player Freddie Washington.

This is a series about famous bass players and their approach to rhythm and groove. We’ll look at some excerpts from interviews and the key takeaways producers can start applying to their own basslines immediately. The format will start with the key takeaway and then the quote from Washington below.

“Ready” Freddie Washington is an American session bassist who has played with Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Stevie Wonder, BB King, and Aaliyah to name a few. Here are two tracks Washington played bass on you may recognize: