Easily one of the most popular moves on the bass guitar is the walking bass line – firstly, because it always sounds good and, secondly, because it’s very easy to play! There are too many examples to list here, but old boogie-woogie and blues numbers are full of walking bass runs. Of course, you will also hear this influence in plenty of more modern styles.
To get to grips with the walking bass line you will only need to know one scale – the pattern for each part of the bass line, even when the song changes chord, will remain the same. If you think of scales in terms of their intervals you will conquer the walking bass line right away.
Walking Bass: How to Create a Walking Bass Line
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