Here you will find sheet music on how to play a bass line for the Ab blues, namely, through the song Centerpiece by Harry “Sweets” Edison. Notice the diminished chord – this is common in jazz blues that came after the bebop era.
Below is a video of the recording as it was originally released on the album Sweetenings in 1958.
Below you will find an example bass line playable on any instrument.
Scroll down till you find the page that matches your instrument (Bb, C instrument, Eb instrument, or Guitar). You can print directly from this page, or download it using the download button below the sheet music. Then you can put it on your computer or tablet in a PDF app of your choice.
I am also providing the bass line with notes written in just in case that helps (but try to memorize the chords and notes without this resource, if you can.)
Scroll to find your instrument and use only that page. You can print directly from this web page, or download it using the download button below the sheet music. Then you can put it on your computer or tablet in a PDF app of your choice.
Below you will see the video for the vocal version of this song, as released by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross a year or so later than the original release. Jon Hendricks wrote the lyrics.