Walking Bass Concept 3

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    -In today's lesson we are going to put concepts we learned so far together! We are going to walk a "2 feel" bass line to a simple jazzy backing using roots, thirds, and 5ths - in other words triads! You will learn how to combine the knowledge learned so far to improvise an interesting walking bass line.

    -You will walk a line against a jazzy style progression in one key.Right hand should be alternating throughout and left hand will play one finger per fret mostly in this one. You will develop steady time feeling and ability to count half notes in a bar.

    -This one is in the key of D major, we harmonized D major scale to build other chords in the same key. I used triads exclusively as my note choice.

    -Key: D
    -Tempo: 120 bpm
    -Time signature: 4/4
    -Tuning: standard
    -Difficulty: beginner

    Equipment I used for getting this sound was: Peavey Cirrus bass with active soapbar pickups, equal mix of both of them with added treble and middle on onboard eq - then going to the nemesis (eden) amp with a 1x15" and slightly added bass and treble there (at 1 o'clock position).

    Feel free to ask me any questions in the lesson feedback and in my instructor board at forum.

    Enjoy and I hope you'll have a lot of fun improvising in this one!

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