Jazz walking bass for C to E7 (I to V7/vi)?

Asked by: Karla Lund

What are the notes for the walking bass?

Walking Bass-lines

Chords Dm7 G7
Pedal Point D, D, D, D G, G, G, G
Arpeggio (hopping) D, F, A, C G, B, D, F
Arpeggio (walking) D, F, A, F G, B, D, B
Diatonic D, E, F, A G, A, B, D

How do you walk a jazz bass line?

The 4 Step Method

  1. Step 1: Write out a chord progression (and be sure to leave room for the notes)
  2. Step 2: On the downbeat of every bar, write in the corresponding root (if there is more than one chord per bar, write in the root on the first beat the chord is introduced)
  3. Step 4: Fill in the blanks!

What is a walking bass line what are its functions in jazz?

Walking Bass in Jazz Music. The usage of a walking bass line in jazz music is to provide the piece with the feel of the swing technique. This is most often played in the music genres of jazz and blues. The walking bass lines occur in between chords by using quarter notes to keep the rhythm at a steady pace.

How do you play walking bass lines?

Those chords quarter notes all the way through engaging. This being able to play the roots the roots fires reaching thirds root three five chromatic note equals awesome walking bass lines.

How do I find my walking bass line?

A walking bass line generally consists of notes of equal duration and intensity (typically 1/4 notes) that create a feeling of forward motion. It is possible to add rhythmic variations, but in general, a walking bassline drives the song forward step by step.

How do you read jazz bass charts?

So in c minor. Seven okay well that's a minor triad to make it major to make a triad major just move the third which is where your little finger is up one fret instead of doing.

How do I get better at walking bass?

We can practice this by walking bass lines. First, walk bass lines with a metronome pulsing on every quarter note. After that starts to feel comfortable, put the metronome on beats 2 and 4 only. When that gets comfortable, we can turn off the metronome, and record ourselves walking bass lines a capella.