Learn How To Play Walking Bass In 3 Easy Steps

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This lesson will teach you how to play beginner walking bass lines in 3 easy steps. You will be ready to improvise walking bass lines to any songs in just 1 …
http://www.playjazznow.com presents a lesson showing you how to construct walking bass lines on the traditional 12 bar blues. Study with me via Skype! bill(a…

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Best way to teach bass via video! Make a DVD and please take my money now!

Written By kdrake777 on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

Thanks! :)

Written By BogdanRadovic on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:18 am


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Written By System Of A Pawn on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:52 am

Glad you like it! More to come! :)

Written By BogdanRadovic on January 29th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

Thanks man! ;)

Written By BogdanRadovic on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:13 am

Amazing! Thanks!

Written By TheD9C4 on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:29 am

Thanks. A really clear lesson.

Written By Justine Bourke on January 29th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

i hope its ok that i did this lesson with electric bass guitar

Written By Donald William Jack on January 29th, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

Nicely done, I really enjoyed it. I’m primarily a guitarist but am learning
how to play jazz bass (guitar, not doghouse). This is very helpful because
those walking bass lines are tough. 

Written By Jay Verkuilen on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

Dear Mr. Harrisson,
thank you for this substantial good stuff. This is what I was looking for.
It opens the next door for me and it feels great. Greetings from germany

Written By Bernd Matthias on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

The dotted quaver to semi quaver rhythm is also important in the jazz feel

Written By connorross1 on January 29th, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

this video is awesome

Written By Csanád Sajó on January 29th, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

awesome feel, awesome sound.

Written By nicktardifbass7 on January 29th, 2014 @ 3:31 pm


Written By Teajin Oh on January 29th, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

@syberraith That’s it in a nutshell.

Written By frcwolf on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

this helped with my berklee audition, got 14,000 per year!! Thanksyou so
much man!!

Written By Grazi Olivera on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

Claudio, that is a matter of taste. I feel that there’s a balance between
being clear and functional (landing on the root MOST of the time on beat 1)
and creating a flowing bass line (landing on another chord tone when your
ear and the shape of your line “tell you” to do so). It also depends on how
advanced a bassist you are. Early on it’s best to be guided by roots until
you really know what you’re doing :-)

Written By frcwolf on January 29th, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

Fantastic lessons bill.

Written By thechineseway on January 29th, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

You are a great teacher!!

Written By zantoeselhijo on January 29th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

where did you get the backtrack? and what is it called? thank you in

Written By GypsyRider on January 29th, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

Thanks friend, verry cool Video, Kind Regard

Written By Mario Córdoba on January 29th, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

Small pieces of cardboard that I was using to shim up those strings at the
nut. I was having some buzzing issues until I got the fingerboard fixed up
a couple of weeks ago.

Written By frcwolf on January 29th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

Love it! Your getting a real nice recorded sound !

Written By raytheprinter on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

Your a great teacher! thanks ! greatings from Belgium.

Written By Eddy Jacobs on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

That’s great congrats

Written By E Whisby on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

Very Nice job and good walking bass !…

Written By tellarjj on January 29th, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

So, if I comprehend this properly, the foundation is the four dom7 cord
notes. Then add the three additional notse to flesh out the mixolydian mode
for the root note of each cord.. Lastly throw in some chromatic notes to
help smooth and better define the cord changes.

Written By Fred B's Video Blog on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

Fine stuff and well appreciated

Written By John Sheppard on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

A great and easy to follow and understand lesson again! Thanks for that!
Here I’d like to request a youtube lesson about those rhythms used for
breaks here and there including those shi-da-da-booms :) Would be great!

Written By JuKeBox661 on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

Thanks, cats. Been working on my “production values”. Another lesson on the
“jazz style” blues coming up soon.

Written By frcwolf on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:10 am

@JuKeBox661 Good idea. Look for it soon.

Written By frcwolf on January 30th, 2014 @ 12:23 am

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