A very brief walking lesson

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Posted by Sasha on April 18, 2000 at 16:49:56:

In Reply to: Walking bass lines? Blues? Jazz? posted by Shengjie on April 14, 2000 at 06:58:36:

This is just a brief collection of Ideas that might help you get started
writing some waliking bass lines. Rhythmatically as others have already said
they're all quarter notes, but harmonically they're based around the chord
with the chord tones on the upbeat/downbeat according to the style of music.
Bassicly (pun intented) the main idea is to connect the chord tones (actually
a lot of the time it's just the root and the fifth) the most common ways of doing
this are;
by using chromatic tones to lead into the desired note
using scale tones to lead to the desired note
and falling or jumping into the desired note from the fifth above or below
Hope this helps

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