(Bass Instruction). The function of the bass player in rock music is multi-dimensional. In How to Create Rock Bass Lines , you'll explore common rock drum beats, popular rock chord progressions, and the scales and techniques you'll need to add melody to your playing. By combining all of these elements, you'll learn how to create bass lines that lock in with the drummer and complement the other instruments. You'll also take a look at examples in the style of rock bass greats like Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Flea, John Entwistle, and Tom Hamilton, to see how these masters put their own unique spin on the rock format. The book includes loads of demo and play-along tracks available online for download or streaming.