Chromaticism.. The Walk Up & The Walk Down A device used extensively in jazz walking bass lines. The Walk Up connects to the next chord change by walking up with two chromatic approach notes. The Walk Down connects to the next chord change with two chromatic approaches walking down.
The Chromatic Approach From Above A device used extensively in jazz walking bass lines. Here we use the approach note a half step above the chord tone. In these examples we will be using non chord tones.
The Chromatic Approach From Below A device used extensively in jazz walking bass lines. Here we use the approach note a half step below the chord tone. In these examples we will be using non chord tones.
The Dominant 7th chord and ways to resolve it using smooth voice leading techniques. In this example we are continuing the use of triads to construct our walking bass line.
Walking Bass Lines Lesson 5 The Two Feel Rhythmic Devices -The next example shows the use of the eighth note and triplet subdivision to create additional motion in the two feel line. The use of the eighth note in jazz walking bass lines is very effective and used by Masters of Jazz Bass. This technique carries on from lesson 3 and 4.
Walking Bass Lines Lesson 4 The Two Feel Using Triads - One of the most effective ways to embellish the two feel is to play a quarter note on beat 4, this gives the bass line a push and the feeling of playing into the next chord change.
Lesson 3. The Two Feel using the root, with and the octave to construct a bass line on the Blues in F. Developing a two feel bass line. A lot can be said with just the notes of the root, fifth and octave. Make this important technique a part of your playing.
Learn how to recognize chord progressions and how chords are functioning using triads and the Jazz Blues progression as a vehicle. For example I vi ii V, iii vi ii V etc.
Lesson 1 - The Jazz Blues Progression. A "Must Know" chord progression played at all the jam sessions. Players of all levels like to stretch out on the blues. For all levels.
Walkin' the Blues by Steven Mooney Walkin' the Blues - [...]