How to make Walking Bass Lines ―What is jazz bass line ?―
What is jazz bass line like ?
At first, let’s see the bass line sample of F blues.
You can see the rhythm.
We have to play only crotchet all.
The rhythm is so simple.
But notes of scale are changing quickly. In fact, it expresses chords. Though a bass is not an instrument for playing chords, walking bass line expresses chords. It’s amazing.
Simple rhythm → Drums can play more free rhythm.
Expressing chords → Piano can play more advanced chords.
But, how can we express chords ? If you can do it, you can understand how to make jazz walking bass lines. So, in this lesson, I’m gonna explain about “Expressing chords by bass” mainly.