The 5 Golden Rules of Bass
rule #5 Walking Bass
Walking basslines link the roots of each chord via its scale notes.
If you run out of space you can fill the gap with a chromatic non scale note.
The key: - G major G A B C D E F#
The chords: - Am7 & D7
(they are the II chord of G Major and the V chord of G Major)
||: Am7 / / / | D7 / / / :||
A B C C#..D C B Bb
Getting there too soon? use CHROMATIC NON SCALE NOTES …. near the end of the bar.
Check out “Hey Joe” by Hendrix and most Big Band bass parts
here's just one possibility for each chord
apply what you have learnt by using each rule against the backing tracks
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submitting a progression for analysis is a great learning method:
I can calculate the key for you
show you which pentatonics will work best
and identify some logical displaced roots
just pointing you in the right direction
and giving you the heads up
something I've not seen in any educational dvd
when you are ready to send your progression for analysis
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