Category Archive for: ‘Blues, Jazz, Walking’

  • Large Time

    LARGE Time: feeling 4, 16, 32 bars!

    This lesson is a great companion to the “Up tempo Walking” video. Feeling large increments of time will help you develop a solid foundation when it comes to time, form, and keeping up with those crazy drummers. Never get lost again!

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    Learning a Jazz Blues #2

    Here’s the second lesson in the Jazz Blues series.
    Be sure to check out lesson number one before moving on to this video. Enjoy!

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    Learning a Jazz Blues #1

    Learning to play (walk) a Jazz Blues is one of the best things you can do for your jazz knowledge. Why? Because a good percentage of all the jazz tunes you’ll ever be asked to learn are based on it. You learn this, and you’re …

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    Walking Bass – Autumn Leaves

    I continue the series on walking with a look at one of the most common standards, Autumn Leaves. I take you through chord tone and passing tone construction, giving you the tools you need to develop your own strong walking lines.
    Be sure to check out …

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    Walking Bass – Blue Bossa

    I expand on my “putting it all together” theme from the last lesson in the walking series with a look at the common standard tune, Blue Bossa. Similar to my take on using ballads to begin walking through changes, I look at the bossa nova …

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  • Walking Ballad

    Walking Bass – Putting It Together Ballad

    I have done a few lessons on how to improve your walking. In this one, I show you how to use the jazz ballad as a backdrop to start putting all the concepts together you’ve learned up to this point.

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  • Blues Scale Lick

    From Blues Scale to Blues Licks

    Ever wonder how to get that blues scale sounding like something other than a blues scale? In this lesson I show you how to sound like your girlfriend just left and took the dog with her.

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