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Electric Bass Lessons: Walking the 2-5-1

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[MUSIC]
So
let's talk about one of the most used
progressions,
especially in jazz, the progression two
five one.
And again, if we go over.
If one is in the key, if we're in the key
of C.
[MUSIC]
There's the one, so we just count up
the scale one, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, right?
So the two, five, one, progression.
Just get used to that progression because
you're gonna hear.
[MUSIC]
You know, so there are so
many cool ways to approach that from the
bass standpoint.
When we're walking, when we're walking,
for instance,
we can do the the walking line in an
upward direction.
[MUSIC]
So we got.
[MUSIC]
Wait.
[MUSIC]
So that's, that's walking up to the one.
And if we wanna start on the two and walk
down to the one it would be.
[MUSIC]
So
those are two different, motions that we
can have to arrive at the same point.
And when we're doing them in the song, in
the progression,
what I like to do is mix them up a little
bit.
So I'd like to demonstrate just a little
walking pattern for the two, five,
one progression.
Again, we're in the key of C.
We're going to start with the D, and then
the G, back to the C.
And for this particular progression, we're
going to do two, five, one.
Cycling through the cycle of fourths, so,
here we go, two five one.
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