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.score01

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.



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