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The Jazz Bass Line Book (Advance Music)
DescriptionThe Jazz Bass Line Book by Mike Downes is a comprehensive approach to the construction of improvised bass lines. Intended for beginners and professionals, the book deals with playing in 2, creating walking bass lines, 3/4 time, using a broken feel," modal and slash-chord harmony, ballads, and much more. Each chapter is full of fundamental and advanced concepts and ideas, accompanied by transcribed examples from the masters of jazz bass playing."
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Discussed in best book or online course for walking bass in the TalkBass community
Many threads on that. Use the search engine for posts with "walking bass" in the title. In short, I recommend: - Online material: Chris Fitzgerald has a wonderful series of video tutorials on walking bass. Not just tips like "do this on beat 1, do that on beat 2, ..." but the big picture. Here is the first tutorial; then ... ... more
Discussed in With a [fill in the blank] On the Bottom in the TalkBass community
Way good! Thanks for the detail; that'll help me better address your specific goals. I don't think @Wasnex meant to imply that inversions can only be voiced in the way he listed but maybe he'll clarify. In my understanding, you can move the voices to any order and exclude the root and the Perfect 5th and it will still be ... ... more
Thanks for all this, Tom. I'm going to my piano tonight to work on these examples. I know I should get a teacher! It's the final frontier for me. I just need to resolve my aversion to adding anything that might feel like obligation to my schedule, and accept that I may have to do lessons via video chat, despite the fact ... ... more
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