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Re: walking bass lines, kewl runs,building scales, etc.


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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 26, 2001 at 03:53:10:

In Reply to: walking bass lines, kewl runs,building scales, etc. posted by cureus on February 26, 2001 at 03:21:44:


: How do I establish the understanding of how everything like walking bass lines, runs, and scales mesh together, I mean I can play well, have good dexterity but I have always just followed guitar players. can anyone help me with simple plain understanding of walking lines etc, how do I create one from just about nothing, any suggestions, materials etc that can help,

Cureus,
Oh, geez, you don't ask for much, do you? ;-)

Unfortunately, the subject of constructing a bass line can get quite a bit more technical than I can handle in just one post here on the message board, but I can give you a little bit of a start...

The first walking bass line that you can learn will go (chromatically): I, III, V, VI, I, VI, V, III, I.

That translates into (using the low E on the 4th string as a start): E, G#, B, C#, E, C#, B, G#, E.

More than that, and you start getting into music theory... :-)

Hope that helps!

-Bob



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