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Stretch out on this classic jazz chord progression with notated walking bass lines in standard notation and Bass Tab.
Bass Lessons and where to start. Studying with a good bass teacher is important for the beginning student and can also be beneficial to those that are more experienced. Sometimes just hearing a different perspective on a common topic or device can inspire motivation and the rejuvenate the creative thought process.
Depending on where you are, it can be difficult to find a good teacher. Over the years of teaching different levels of students I have developed a system that enables a student to work on what they are interested in, while learning rudiments and fundamentals at the same time.
A developed system.
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Learn the fundamental techniques of building swinging bass lines that outline the chord changes using the classic jazz blues progression as a vehicle for your journey. Master blues walking bass lines while learning the underlying jazz harmony and theory.
Developing a Walking Bass Line Vocabulary
Walkin the Blues
Lesson 1 The Jazz Blues progression
Lesson 2 Analyzing the Form
Lesson 3 The Two Feel
Lesson 4 Embellishing The Two Feel
Lesson 5 The Two Feel Rhythmic Devices
Lesson 6 The Dominant 7th Chord
Lesson 7 The Chromatic Approach from Below
Lesson 8 The Chromatic Approach from Above
Lesson 9 The Walk Up and Walk Down
Lesson 10 Repeated Notes and Chromaticism
Lesson 11 Harmonic Anticipation and Playing Over the Bar Line
Lesson 12 Voice Leading 7th Chords
Lesson 13 Pedal Points
Lesson 14 Tritone Substitution
Lesson 15 The Turnaround
Lesson 16 Putting It All Together
Lesson 17 Bebop Major Blues Chord Progression
Lesson 18 Bebop Blues Putting It All Together
Includes 5 walking bass PDF assignments to test your knowledge and gain experience in building your own walking bass lines.
Take your knowledge of walking bass lines a step further following on from Walking Bass Workshop Pt I The Blues by learning the classic jazz standard Rhythm Changes. Rhythm Changes, like the Blues is an important part of the jazz repertoire
Learn to walk bass lines and play shell voicing for solo guitar using the classic jazz standard The Blues. Expand your knowledge of jazz harmony while following examples of walking bass lines with shell voicings.