Hiya Todd, how are you? Hope everything's great your end.
I was just wondering if you have anything to share about your ability to play a walking bass and chords simultaneously? The sort of thing I'm talking about is your first chorus here:‪Todd Johnson Bass Guitar & Dewey Erney: How High The Moon‬‏ - YouTube
I'm keen to incorporate this into my playing (I play a 6er) but I'm not sure where to start. Are there some basic concepts you could fill me in on? I'm guessing it's a two-note voicing (3 and 7? or maybe some extensions?) with your ring and pinky for the chordal stabs, whilst you walk with the index and middle fingers. Pretty much based on shell voicings to start with would be my guess, but I'm far from sure. Could you possibly throw me a bone? Any tips you might have would be fantastic!
I've worked through all three volumes of your walking bass dvds, as well as starting on your fishing for grips book, and while they have helped tremendously with my chord melody playing and walking, they haven't shed much light on this aspect of your style. I'm also looking at some guitar material focused around three note voicings and chord melodies (this excellent volume in fact: http://jazzwise.com/new/randy-vincent-three-note-voicings-and-beyond.html
) to get me thinking about harmony in a new way to "standard bass player" style thinking about one note at a time!