Walking Bass Lines Lesson 6 The Dominant 7th Chord
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. On the 4th and 6th bar you will see Dominant 7th chords .
We will apply a voice leading technique in the 4th and 6th bar. Resolving the dominant 7th chord into the next chord change.
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 6
Link to lesson video – The Dominant 7th Chord (4.05min)
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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My suggestion is to work through the lessons in a stepwise manner, building on the knowledge and confidence acquired in the previous lesson.