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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Walking Bass: Cells Based on Scale Degrees & Chord Tones – C7

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Okay, now we're
gonna do C7 cells.
So let's start with the root,
flat seven, five, three.
That's C,
B flat, G, E.
How about root flat seven, five, octave?
B flat, G, C.
How about the third, the fifth, and
the flat seven, and the octave?
a descending
scale one.
How about the octave and
the flat seven and the six and the five?
B flat, A, G.
Root, flat seven, six, five.
These are all patterns,
walking bass patterns, these cells.
So, now you have all the cells
in the F blues that you need.
In some of the other exercises, I'll be
writing out chorus of a walking pattern,
so you can see how
the cells get put together.
But in the meantime,
I would say work on these.
Write out the numbers and the letters
above, and listen to some records and
see if you can hear the cells that
the great bass players are playing and
learn some new ones from them.