Category Archive for: ‘Walking Bass’

  • Ghost Notes

    Walking Bass – Ghost Notes

    In this lesson, I expand on the walking concept, and I start to add a few little tricks. But never too many tricks that it hides the bass line. Check it out. It’s how to create ghost notes while improvising a walking bass line.

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  • Walking Concept

    Walking Bass – The Concept Lesson

    Whether you’re just learning how to walk, or already out there playing gigs, you need to check out this lesson on my concept behind walking on the electric bass. No more stares from the rest of the band when you pull out your electric. Use …

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  • Triplets

    Walking: Triplets

    Jim from Canada had a question in the forums about implementing triplets into your walking. In this lesson I deconstruct the different ways I use when playing triplets during a standard walking feel. Remember, the focus is still on playing four quarter notes evenly (and …

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  • Walking In Two

    Walking in Two

    You can’t walk all the time, sometimes you have to skip, and that’s what walking in two feels like. Skip a few notes, make some longer, and do it all while the band is playing the melody to a jazz tune. I show you the …

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  • Walking In Three

    Walking in Three

    This might be my favorite feel ever. It’s a classic, and something you must have together before holding down any gig, especially jazz gigs. Check out this lesson, you’ll be Waltzing Matilda quicker than you can count to three.

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  • Walking Uptempo

    Up-Tempo Walking

    I show you how to relax and feel larger increments of time in order to control your walking at fast tempos. Get ready. Set. Go. We’re walking warp speed in this one.

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  • Rhythm Changes 2

    Rhythm Changes #2

    I build on my first rhythm changes lesson, bump up the tempo, and show you a few more tricks for getting around this popular progression.

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