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The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition.


Book I in the " Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines " series  covering the  " MUST KNOW " chord changes for the jazz bassist.

The Jazz Blues progression is an essential part of the Jazz Bassist vocabulary and was practiced in all 12 keys along with " Rhythm 

Changes "   by the Be Bop players.


The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices 

used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. The book 

starts out in Part 1 by demonstrating the various techniques used to 

provide forward motion into the bass lines, while providing

a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. 

The exercises are designed to give the Double Bassist & Electric 

Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. 

As an added bonus for the Double Bassist Part 1 provides a complete 

study of the blues in F whilst in the first position. 

This is an excellent technique builder in itself.

Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing

the student with the previous devices used in professional level bass

lines in all 12 keys. 


Included is over 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys using 

the whole register of the instrument.

There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass 

lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass

in the jazz idiom.

To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music 

being played & providing support for the melody and or soloist.

PART 1The Blues in F

The " 2 " feel ............................................................................ 

The Jazz blues progression and the use of triads ..........................

Embellishing the " 2 " feel ...................................................... 

The Dominant 7th chord ........................................................ 

Chromatic approach from below............................................ 

Chromatic approach from above ............................................. 

Chromaticism and the walk up

and the walk down.................................................................. 

Repeated notes and chromaticism ............................................ 

Harmonic Anticipation and playing across the bar line .................

Voice leading 7th chords ......................................................... 

Pedal points ............................................................................. 

Tri-Tone substitution .............................................................. 

The Turnaround .......................................................................

PART 2

Blues in F ................................................................................ 

Blues in Gb .............................................................................  

Blues in G ............................................................................... 

Blues in Ab ......................................................................... 

Blues in A ........................................................................... 

Blues in Bb ......................................................................... 

Blues in B ........................................................................... 

Blues in C ........................................................................... 

Blues in Db ........................................................................ 

Blues in D ........................................................................... 

Blues in Eb ......................................................................... 

Blues in E ...........................................................................

In Conclusion ......................................................................


see more bass line examples from inside the books 



Customer Reviews 


5.0 out of 5 stars Please take everything you have read in the other reviews to heart!, December 27, 2011

By 

Jon W. Mccormick - See all my reviews(REAL NAME)   

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)

I was a student of Steven Mooney's at the time this book was published. I am what you would call a serious amatuer player, and had struggled for years to understand the material that is presented in this book. Let me tell you, the other reviewers are 100% correct, and Steven is a master at presenting this material in a context that is logical and easy to understand. If you understand the material presented in Book I you will be able to write effective lines and function in the role of a jazz bassist. His guidance has changed my playing and understanding of music, and allowed me to play at a level I would not have thought possible a short time ago. This is money well spent for a foundation you will use as long as you play the instrument.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very helpful, December 5, 2011

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Mathemusician "David" (McLean, VA USA) - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)

I bought three of Steven's books - this one, "rhythm Changes", and "Jazz Standards" - and they are all excellent. Lots of introductory method books show what to play in a single measure to get from one chord to the next, and that is a good place to start. But the next step is to create a line that is melodic and interesting over the whole song form. That's what these books do really well. The underlying theory is clearly presented, and the transcribed lines show how to put the theory in a useful musical context. Well worth the price.

5.0 out of 5 stars A very Comprehensive and Practical Method for beginner and intermediate/advanced bass players, September 24, 2011

By 

Jahrah7 - See all my reviews

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)

I am highly recommending Steven Mooney's method for Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book I The Blues in 12 Keys, Book II Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys and Book III Standard lines which I purchased mid July and I am eagerly awaiting Book IV. If you can read music a little bit or read TAB, this is the Method for YOU. 

Steven's approach is masterly crafted to ensure that you are playing strong Bass Lines right out of the Gate in all Twelve Keys with numerous exercises to reinforce each and every concept whether Theoretically and/or Harmonically in a very Comprehensive and Progressive approach including clearly written directions of the various concepts for the thoroughly written out exercises. As we all know, we all learn by doing. Steven's method provides numerous exercises to keep each and every aspiring Bassist enthuse about Learning and Creating Walking Bass Lines.

I have worked with literally over twenty different method books and Steven Mooney's approach is definitely the best of the best that I have worked with. It is very player friendly throughout and it is masterfully crafted! In addition to a lifetime's work going into creating these books more importantly is the willingness to patiently share this knowledge with others that makes all the difference and Steven should be very, very proud of that accomplishment.

In addition I am truly having the time of my life with these books and I have only just begun!!! So many varied exercises to reinforce the concepts, techniques and sight reading among others! 

Moreover, it is a lot of FUN! Steven SHARES the Mysteries of Understanding and Creating Melodic Walking Bass Lines. I personally find it challenging to stay away from his books but I know I should actively be working on Simandl, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, Harvey Vinson, John Goldsby, Chuck Sher, Ed Friedman, Bunny Brunel, Bob Magnusson, James Jamerson and Jamey Aebersol methods as well!!! 

Enjoy!


5.0 out of 5 starsJazz Bass Lines, 

15 May 2011

By 

Ironmad Wilkinson - See all my reviews

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I: The Blues in 12 Keys - Double bass & Electric bass Method (Paperback)

I am currently learning upright bass and learning to read music - this is the perfect book. I have created the chords behind the exercises in GuitarPro and it has really helped me to get a good understanding of jazz bass lines. I have looked at many books out there, but this really is the best I've come across.

5.0 out of 5 starsAn invaluable resource to the aspiring jazz bassist, 

January 9, 2011

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Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)






5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Jazz Bass Series,  April 15, 2011

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The Jazzer - This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)

Recommending both Book 1 (The Blues in 12 Keys) and Book 2 (Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys) as a pair for building a firm foundation in learning how to play Jazz bass lines: 

The 12-bar blues and "Rhythm" changes (coming from "I Got Rhythm") are two of the fundamental building-block progressions in Jazz. Together, they form a basis for understanding much of Jazz. These progressions, or portions of them, are used again-and-again throughout the Jazz repertoire. Yet, it is nice that so many variations are given on the basic A-part of the Rhythm Changes progression, since that is the way it really gets played: not just the same lines repeated over-and-over. 

I am particularly pleased that all the examples are completely written-out note-for-note; whereas in many books by other authors, an example will be given in one key with the other keys being left up to the student to figure-out! I always found that to be extremely frustrating. 

Writing-out all the bass lines instead of just the chord symbols lets the student learn the actual melodic motion of bass lines in the way that they are really used. The use of scale-type phrases, chromatic lines, occasional wide interval leaps, and rhythmic variations (such as quarter-note triplets and dotted-eighth/sixteenth notes) ...in full context... really puts it all in proper perspective. It shows how those devices are actually used! That's the stuff people learn-from through specific examples! Then once the student becomes familiar with it all and gets the hang of it, he or she should be able to call on these ideas in increasingly improvisational and hence musical ways. 

The books will be very useful in learning these specifically important Jazz progressions in every key, which practically every Jazz teacher tells me I should do! Many years of Jazz music-theory training gives me enough insight to recognize that the given examples will be very useful tools in gaining a good grasp of the melodic nature of walking bass lines. Additionally, the appearance and lay-out are comfortable to look-at, which makes it all easier to read; and I like the Jazz fonts



"Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1, The Blues in 12 Keys: A Comprehensive Guide To Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines for the Double Bassist and Electric Jazz Bassist" is a complete 12-key guide to techniques and devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition. 

Part I, the Blues in F, presents exercises and techniques known to help create robust jazz bass lines, moving forward while retaining a solid rhythmic, harmonic foundation. Part 2, The Blues in 12 Keys, expands further the lessons of Part 1, providing previous techniques and devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. The practical and ambitious aim of "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines" is "to give the aspiring bassist a solid grounding in understanding how to construct walking Jazz Bass lines and support a melody and or soloist (p. 97)." The Book concludes with sage advice, "Listen to as much music as you can, Listen to the masters (p.97)." 

Included is full notations with enharmonic chord symbols for more than 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys, using the whole register of the instrument. "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book 1" is an invaluable resource to the aspiring jazz bassist, with potential for learning teaching and great practical application. 




5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Jazz Bassists Book,  October 3, 2010

By 

Richard T. Harris - See all my reviews

This review is from: CONSTRUCTING WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES BOOK I WALKING BASS 

LINES: THE BLUES IN 12 KEYS (Paperback)

First of all, the title is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there are transcriptions of 
Blues in all twelve keys. The transcriptions are 3 to 5 pages each. But what 
the beginning to intermediate bassist will find most usefull are the 33 pages, 
at the beginning of the book, demonstrating the various devices that Jazz 
Bassists use to construct effective bass lines. The Advanced player will 
welcome the books interesting exercises to use for keeping the chops up. 
Steven Moody, the author, guides the reader through exercises including 
Chromatic Approaches, Dominant 7th Chords, Harmonic anticipation, 
Voice leading tones, and Tri-Tone Substitution. Mr. Moody's book gives 
clearly written directions of the various techniques,followed by bass clef 
progressions that detail the examples. All the examples are interesting 
and go beyond the usual straight 4 beats to the bar that unfortunately fill 
up many of the books that I've purchased. I can see that this book will end 
up as dog-eared and ragged as my copy of Simandl, from repeated use.

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5.0 out of 5 stars初心者に最適なウォーキング・ベース入門書, 

2011/6/14

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千葉贋作 - See all my reviews

This review is from: コンストラクティング ウォーキング ジャズ ベースラインズ ブック 1 ウォーキング ベースラインズ ブルース イン 12キー ベースタブ譜 バージョン (ペーパーバック)

ウォーキング・ベース奏法について興味を持っているエレクトリック・ベース初心者に、最適な教本だと思いました。 

読譜できる方は勿論、素早く読譜できない方や譜面が読めない方でも、TAB譜付きなので(TAB譜を読む知識は必要となりますが)ウォーキング・ベース奏法を学ぶ事に集中できるのが魅力的です。 

前半(パート1)は、「どのようにウォーキングすれば良いのか」について、わかりやすい順序で配分良く解説されているので、どなたでも挫折せずに続ける事ができると思います。 
練習を始める前は「コード進行に従った構成音の知識が必要かな」と思いましたが、要所要所で十分で丁寧な説明があるので、コード理論を熟知していない方も、一つずつ正しく理解して進む事ができると思います。 

後半(パート2)は、12のキー全てのウォーキング・ベース譜が載っているのですが… 
1つ、2つのキーでのウォーキングを覚えて「後は単純に移調すれば良い(ポジションをずらせば良い)」等と思っていると、運指も移調しただけ…という感じになりやすいと思いますが… 
ジャズスタイルにおけるベース本来の役割から逸れる事がないように考慮された150コーラスを超える実例が含まれているそうですので、全てのキーをメカニカルに練習することで、基礎的なリズム感を強化し、同時に音楽を形作るハーモニーを演奏できる力を身につける手助けになると思います。 


ギター類の教本では、数も多く、アプローチも多種多様な感じで、自分に合った教本に巡りあうのは難しい事ではないですが、ベースの教本では、派手な奏法については良いものもありますが、基本的な部分を丁寧に解説している本は、今までなかったと思います。 

私事ですが… 
僕は、あまり熱心に練習するタイプではないですが…この教本は、挫折したとしても「もう一度、始めよう」と思わせてくれそうな感じがします。 
どうしてもギターの延長上になってしまう僕の弾き方が、将来、ベースらしい弾き方に変わってくれると良いな…と期待しています。勿論、自分の練習次第ですけど…

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