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Who here can play a walking bass line?!


Bassius

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Just doing a bit of research...thought i'd pool my fam here at hcbf.

 

I'm trying to see the general population's competence on walking bass. It's for a book i'm gonna write...

 

 

anywhoo....

 

record a bass line and post it back up!!

 

http://www.preset1.com/bassius/mp3/blues.mp3

 

the blues, baby!!

 

here's mine

 

 

Key: Bb

 

Changes in 12 bars

 

 

|Bb7  |Eb7  |Bb7   |Bb7   |

|Eb7 |Eb7 |Bb7 |Bb7 |

|Cm7 |F7 |Bb7 G7|Cm7 F7|

 

Thanks for helping out!

 

nayland's http://www.vaughn-s.net/basswalk.mp3

 

Paullywally's http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?fid=10507

 

billystrat's http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?fid=10509

 

Westsailor's http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?fid=10516

http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?fid=10517

 

82daion's http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?fid=10529

 

collinwho's http://www.collinwho.com/music/walking.mp3

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Man I would love to, My DAW Is ready and waiting but I have a bad case of gout in my left middle finger and can barley get my pill bottles open let alone try to do any fretting on a bass.

it is so bad we had to cancel this weeks gigs and probably next week also:mad:

I am even having trouble typing this.

 

Arthritis sucks!:freak:

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At work, but I can spit a simple one out right now: F blues

 

I

F A Bb B | C Db D Gb | F A Bb B | C Db D Gb |

IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

Bb A Ab G | Gb G Ab G | F A Bb B | C Db D Gb |

ii7 . . . . . V7 . . . . I . . . . . . .V7

G A Bb B | C B A G | F A Bb B | C Db D E |

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A walking bass line is possibly the easiest bass part to accomplish, every bassist should be able to do it.

 

 

sets bass on ground, starts walking on bass

 

I really don't understand people who have a problem with it, unless maybe they are legless or something. :confused:

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I need to learn for jazz band. Right now I either learn the song exactly as it's written, which sucks because I suck at reading music and it take forever. Or I {censored} around during a song, play random notes and hope it sounds OK. At least with a proper bass line I could contribute more to the class.

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