Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys is Book II in the ” Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines ” Bass Tab series for the Electric Jazz Bassist.
Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys compliments Book I ” The Blues in 12 Keys ” by following on with an in depth study of ” must know ” Jazz chord progressions for the aspiring Jazz Bassist.
Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition.
Part 1 of the book outlines and demonstrates the various techniques used by professional Jazz Bassists to provide forward motion and a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation into bass lines.
All exercises are designed to give the Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument.
An additional bonus for the Electric 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 and being able to walk 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 providing 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. In total there are over 100 choruses of Rhythm Changes included in Part I and Part II of this book.
There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst 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.