Rhythm Changes like the ” Blues ” is an essential part of the Jazz musicians walking bass line vocabulary. Book II in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series, Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys provides various insights into how the Rhythm Changes song form may be approached by the Jazz Bassist.
Outlines the Rhythm Changes form and provides examples of how to construct walking jazz bass lines using voice leading, chromatic passing tones, pedal points, tri-tone substitutions, and harmonic anticipation.
Provides an in-depth look at the Rhythm Changes A sections and shows the common chord substitutions used by the bebop musicians when improvising.
Provides an in-depth look at the Bridge or B section providing various chord substitutions used when improvising and walking bass lines.
Outlines Rhythm Changes in 12 keys using all the previous lesson topics and bass line examples outlined in the book. Included are over 100 choruses of professional jazz bass lines in all 12 keys. Suitable for the beginning to advanced upright and electric bassist.
All exercises are designed to give the Double Bassist and Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument.
An additional bonus for the Double Bassist, Part 1 provides a complete study of Bb Rhythm Changes whilst in the first position. This is an excellent technical study for building strength & improving intonation. As well as walking strong bass lines at increased tempos in the bottom register of the instrument
Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1.
Illustrating the aspiring Jazz Bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Providing over 70 choruses of Rhythm Changes in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. Over 100 choruses of Rhythm Changes included in Part I and Part II of this book.
Including many advanced principles applied to walking bass lines. Never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. Providing a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played. Providing support for the melody and or soloist.
Complete with Mp3 playalong backing tracks of rhythm changes in 12 keys outlining the chord substitutions used in the book