Bass Conversations Episode 0003 Walking Bass lines, Listening to the Masters

Bass Conversations episode 0002

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Bass Conversations Episode 0003

Constructing Walking bass lines using simple devices such as the root & 5th, triads & 7th chords.

Listening to the Masters

The Jazz Bucket List continues

 

New Release – Walking Bass Lines for Guitar – The Blues in 12 keys Book I

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Book 1 – Walking Bass Lines for Guitar – The Blues in 12 keys

The Blues in 12 Keys – Walking Bass Lines for Guitar Book I

The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide for the guitarist demonstrating the devices
used to play walking bass lines and chords in solo or accompaniment settings.
Including
Bebop Blues progression, Minor Blues & Blues with a Bridge, 3 note shell voicings, Chord inversions, Chromatic approach notes, Voice leading, Triads, 7th chords, Harmonic anticipation, Pedal points, Turnarounds, Tri tone substitution.

Part 1. Demonstrates the various techniques used to provide forward motion into bass lines and outlines comping patterns to build a fluid walking bass style for all musical situations.
The exercises build in a stepwise manner and are designed to give the guitarist a solid foundation in the walking bass style incorporating 3 note shell voicings.

Part 2. Expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the guitarist with 60 choruses of examples written out in all 12 keys covering the Jazz & Bebop blues progressions.

Part 3. Blues with a Bridge in 12 keys – Classic blues form of AABA 3 choruses of Blues with a Rhythm Changes bridge. Completely notated with walking bass lines and shell voicings.

Part 4. Minor Blues in 12 keys – includes 24 choruses of notated examples of Minor Blues walking bass lines and shell voicings.

All examples are shown in Guitar Tab and Standard notation.

Includes MP3 playalong .

Bass Conversations Episode 0002 Transcribing, how to construct walking bass lines, the jazz album bucket list

Bass Conversations episode 0002

Transcribing, how to construct walking bass lines, and the jazz album bucket list. Views on these topics and more with Steven Mooney from Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines

Jazz Bass Book and Lesson Promo.

jazz bass book and lesson promo

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book and Lesson promotion. Buy any five books from our collection of walking bass books and receive 5 free bass lessons. Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book and lesson deal. From now until January 1st 2019 we are running a jazz bass promotion. Book I The Blues in 12 keys. … Read more

Easy walking bass lines for beginners bass tab.

Jazz bass tab - the blues in 12 keys
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Easy walking bass line  – The Jazz blues in F The next example shows the Jazz Blues progression.  This chord progression is popular when playing in a jazz setting.     For more bass tab,  bass line examples  check out the bass tab page. The examples shown in this article  are from  Constructing Walking Jazz … Read more

Walking bass line Masters.

Jazz bass greats the walking bass line

Walking bass line Masters.
Next time your listening to your favorite bass player walk bass lines, take the time to really tune into the finer details. How are they outlining the ii V progression, or the turnaround, or how are they setting up the top of the tune as the soloists change over?

Flat back upright bass restoration project on carved upright bass

Flat back upright bass restoration project on carved upright bass

Broken Neck repair, New bass bar, new ebony fingerboard, new x bracing on back,

This was a big project from start to finish but the results were well worth the effort.

I also made and fitted a fingered C extension to this bass.

Checking positioning of the braces
Marking out for new bracing Pt2
Marking out for new bracing
Thats a lot of clamps, Upright bass flat back bracing
Gluing in the bracing on fallback bass
Glueing in the x bracing on flat back bass
X bracing flat back bass
Making the x braces
Chalk fitting the bass bar
The start of the project, top off with Coltrane looking things over.
Gluing in cleats on flat back bass
Removing the old bracing
upright bass restoration. Carved fallback bass
Complete x bracing back glues to ribs on flat back bass restoration

Playalong downloads for jazz bass books

Playalong downloads for Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines  Jazz bass books are available through these links.

Blues in 12 keys Playalong Download

Book II Rhythm Changes in 12 keys

Book III Standard Lines Playalong

 

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Jazz bass books are now in stock.

Jazz Walking Bass Books

All Jazz Walking Bass Books books are now available from our website. Thank you for your patience while we update. More updates coming in the future.  All play along backing tracks will be moving as well. They will be available for a free download.  There will also be some other ear training exercises as well as … Read more

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