Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I -The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition.
Part 1. Demonstrates the techniques used by professional jazz bassists to construct walking jazz bass lines. Providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation.
Part I. Includes triads, 7th chords, voice leading, playing over the bar line, chord substitutions, pedal points, harmonic anticipation and chromatic approach notes. All exercises are designed to give the Bassist strong jazz walking bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Double Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the Blues in F whilst in the first and open positions. This is an excellent technique builder.
Part 2. Outlines the techniques used in Part 1 providing the bassist with professional level walking bass lines in all 12 keys. Included is over 150 choruses of walking jazz bass lines over the Jazz Blues lines in 12 keys. Including many advanced principles of jazz bass line construction. Most importantly, never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played , providing support for the melody and or soloist. Suitable for the beginning to advanced electric and double bassist.