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.
Playing along to the transcription is an excellent way to practice your reading skills and train your ear and progress from reading tab to reading standard notation.
When you’ve finished practicing the lesson, test your knowledge of the lesson material by doing the worksheet provided. Highly recommended.
Suitable for players of all levels.
Materials included in lesson 9
Link to lesson video – Chromaticism The Walk Up & The Walk Down (3.42min)
Downloadable PDF of Transcribed bass line for your music stand
Downloadable PDF of Worksheet to test your knowledge and find out what you need to work on.
This lesson is an excerpt from the Walking Bass Workshop Series – Part 1 The Blues.
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