Walking Bass Concept 4

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    -In today's lesson we are going to cover the "4 feel" walking bass concept. That means you will learn how to improvise a bass line with a steady quarter note movement. We'll be using concepts from previous lessons in series, so if you haven't - check them out now, before proceeding!

    -This will be a 4 feel line, that means you will be playing 4 quarter notes in a bar. I composed a simple jazzy progression that will help you get in the right mood for improvising!

    -This lesson is in the key of A. All notes will belong to A major scale. You will encounter different chord types along the way - you are already familiar how to improvise over them.

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

    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 walking through this one!

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