In this weeks lesson we’re looking at the Chris Squire’s classic riff from the song Roundabout by Yes.


This is a MUST KNOW bass riff for any budding rock bass players. It involves ghost notes, hammer on’s and great picking technique all at a speed that’s sure to push most beginner to intermediate bass players to the woodshed for a few weeks or even months.

Chris Squire was a pioneer of rock bass playing and, alongside John Entwistle, set the standard for the modern rock bass tone by using a plectrum to play a Rickenbacker 4001 bass fitted with Rotosound Roundwound bass strings.

Practice Tracks:

Remember to LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, SHARE THE POST (just click on your preferred social platform below) and then …

Sign Up To Talkingbass For FREE!

Join over 100,000 members and R.A.I.S.E your Bass Game Today!

Complete Social Network (Facebook For Bass!) FREE Ebook Downloads, Practice Tracks, Drum Tracks and MUCH MORE!

Join Now