Online Music Courses
This course is based around our best selling book Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines – Book I The Blues in 12 keys…..
A complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition. Included is over 150 choruses of walking jazz bass lines over the Jazz Blues lines in 12 keys.
Part 1. Demonstrates the techniques used by professional jazz bassists to construct walking jazz bass lines. Providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation.
Includes triads, 7th chords, voice leading, playing over the bar line, chord substitutions, pedal points, harmonic anticipation and chromatic approach notes. All exercises are designed to give the Bassist strong jazz walking bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Double Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the Blues in F whilst in the first and open positions. This is an excellent technique builder.
This course is based on another of our best selling books Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines – Book I Rhythm Changes in 12 keys…..
Book II in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series, Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys provides various insights into how the Rhythm Changes song form may be approached by the Jazz Bassist.
Rhythm Changes like the ” Blues ” is an essential part of the Jazz musicians walking bass line vocabulary. Book II in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series, Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys provides various insights into how the Rhythm Changes song form may be approached by the Jazz Bassist.
Outlines the Rhythm Changes form and provides examples of how to construct walking jazz bass lines using voice leading, chromatic passing tones, pedal points, tri-tone substitutions, and harmonic anticipation.
Provides an in-depth look at the Rhythm Changes A sections and shows the common chord substitutions used by the bebop musicians when improvising.
Provides an in-depth look at the Bridge or B section providing various chord substitutions used when improvising and walking bass lines.
Outlines Rhythm Changes in 12 keys using all the previous lesson topics and bass line examples outlined in the book. Included are over 100 choruses of professional jazz bass lines in all 12 keys. Suitable for the beginning to advanced upright and electric bassist.
All exercises are designed to give the Double Bassist and Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument.
Study One on One
This course is based on our latest book – Walking Jazz Lines for Guitar –
The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide for the guitarist demonstrating the devices
used to play walking bass lines and chords in solo or accompaniment settings.
Bebop Blues progression, Minor Blues & Blues with a Bridge, 3 note shell voicings, Chord inversions, Chromatic approach notes, Voice leading, Triads, 7th chords, Harmonic anticipation, Pedal points, Turnarounds, Tri tone substitution.
Part 1. Demonstrates the various techniques used to provide forward motion into bass lines and outlines comping patterns to build a fluid walking bass style for all musical situations.
The exercises build in a stepwise manner and are designed to give the guitarist a solid foundation in the walking bass style incorporating 3 note shell voicings.
Part 2. Expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the guitarist with 60 choruses of examples written out in all 12 keys covering the Jazz & Bebop blues progressions.
Part 3. Blues with a Bridge in 12 keys – Classic blues form of AABA 3 choruses of Blues with a Rhythm Changes bridge. Completely notated with walking bass lines and shell voicings.
Part 4. Minor Blues in 12 keys – includes 24 choruses of notated examples of Minor Blues walking bass lines and shell voicings.
All examples are shown in Guitar Tab and Standard notation.