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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Walking Bass

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Jazz Basics,
Walking Bass.
Actually we're not done with the jazz
blues yet, we're going to continue and
we're going to speak about working,
walking bass.
How to play walking bass guitar
might be very good to know this.
Especially if you play
a lot in the dual setting,
if you play with another guitarist.
If you play with sax players
sometimes you don't have a bass.
And this way you can fill up and
use both chords and walking bass.
We're going to do that later,
first we're just gonna think about some of
the fundamentals of how to
play good walking bass.
When you're playing walking bass
what you are actually doing is
you're playing a note on every beat.
If the tempo is like one,
two, three, four.
Or two, three, four.
Play doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo.
Like that.
And the important thing it's.
Especially when you are learning
the basics of walking bass to play clear
bass lines.
So it.
It's.
Like in the blues.
If you have one bar, one, two,
three, four, one bar F7 and
then the next bar is B flat 7, it might
be good to start on the root of F.
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F7.
And then, when you reach next bar,
B flat 7, might be good to
start on the root there too.
'Cause later on you can do more advanced,
more intricate working bass lines,
where you necessary don't even play
the root, but that's later on.
So let's start by doing like F and
if we're walking up in this direction.
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We're not just playing random notes like
this, we're going to have a direction
with our line here, like a melody line.
So.
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'Cause we're gonna do four notes, so.
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So there we have the B flat.
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And when I play walking bass,
I like to mute it a little bit with
my [INAUDIBLE] with my right hand.
Like this, sometimes get.
And I try to get a little
bit of that bounce.
So every second note we'll.
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Like that.
Instead of just.
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And we'll be more straight,
it won't swing as much.
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Alright so
we got this one,
we could do like this instead.
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That's another alternative.
Or.
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That's one.
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That's another one and
as you can see you can mix notes from
the scale with chromatic notes and
approach it from below and,
and approach like this note.
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Or.
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So.
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Back to F.
C minor F.
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B, B flat, that's a chromatic approach.
But if you go from this direction.
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We're gonna
do the diminished.
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And you tone two notes
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That's also a good thing to know,
you don't have to do it all times,
you can do F7,
E7, E flat 7, D7, G minor, C7.
F, D7, chromatic approach to G7,
chromatic approach to C7,
chromatic approach to F.
So, you see.
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Or.
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Or approach it from the other direction.
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Here I start to do some.
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Go outside a little bit.
You can do all kinds of stuff.
But will,
while you're using substitutions.
Like, the Charlie Parker Blues I
spoke about earlier.
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Might be like that.
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Or some,
the circle of 5th.
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Then you can start doing this.
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It's kind of triplets to,
to make it swing more.
If you like to do.
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So, let's try and
record a video when you're playing walking
base over basic blues, you can choose any.
If you wanna do the chord substitutions or
if you just wanna do the basic blues.
And send me a video and
I will have a look at it.
And try to remember to
make it swing as well.
So.
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Like that.
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