Jazz Piano School Ep 35: Walk Bass Lines Part 1

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Bullet Points

  • 1.Practice all your roots as whole notes to a tune.jazz piano school walking bass lines
  • 2.Begin to add in your 5ths for measures with one chord. Play root on beat 1, the fifth on beat 3 then the root of the next change on beat 1. jazz piano school walking bass lines
  • 3.For measure with two chords, begin adding your fifths on beats 2 and 4. To approach the roots of the chords.jazz piano school walking bass lines
  • 4. Remember you can choose to go up or down in the register.

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