Walking Bass Concept 1

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • -Hello GMC!

    -Today we are going to dive into some walking bass concepts! What is walking bass? It is a style of bass line which creates a feeling of steady quarter note movement - walking! Walking bass lines are common to jazz, but can be found in many other genres of music like rock, rockabilly, ska, country etc.

    -We are going to start our walking bass journey with a "2 Feel line". Meaning that you will play two half notes in each measure. I composed a little jazzy tune for you to get familiar with 2 feel walking bass concepts.

    -This lesson is in the key of G. Take a look into my "Harmonizing Major Scale" series to learn how to construct chords in one key using scale notes.

    -Key: G
    -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 walking through this one!

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