Walking bass lesson – part 1 (CRASH COURSE!)

Scott Devine

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In my younger years I found myself in an awkward situation where I was asked to play some jazz type walking bass lines for a band I was in… At the time I had NO IDEA how to create a walking bass line so I had to come up with something fast that was going to be able to get me out of trouble, keep the band happy and ultimately not get me the sack lol! (Getting the sack would have been even more complicated as the band I was working for was a full time pro band on a cruise ship… I might have got stranded in Barbados!… actually that sounds quite good!).

This is a quick tutorial explaining what walking bass are and more importantly how to get ‘up and running’ with them without having to get into too much theory.

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joaopaz said,

May 27, 2011 @ 1:51 am

Scott, wonderful lesson! You made simple and lots of fun. Thanks, Sir!!

diego said,

May 4, 2011 @ 3:39 am

thanks a lot. this really helps to start walking bass lines.

sergejev said,

April 27, 2011 @ 9:13 am


Carloz said,

April 24, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

Nice lesson,many thanks.Gave me a bit of an insight on basic structure needed for the walking bass line.


Tjadenpit said,

April 22, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

Great Lesson, thanks a lot! But somehow I couldn´t find the PDF you were talking about on your page…

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