Music sheets written walking bass lines.
Dear Forum members,
I’m a amateur double bass player and I’m searching for music sheets with written walking bass lines from mostly standards. Especially from tunes like Giant Steps and Indiana/Cherokee but other (bebop) tunes are welcome.
I’d like to explore more about written walking basslines to find out what sounds best and from which point of view the notes are chosen to fit best with the chords and within the whole context of the song.
Thanks for your tips and help.
Ray Brown and Ed Friedland's books get a lot of mention around here.
For developing your own lines I think the book by Ed Fuqua "Walking Bassics" http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Bassic.../dp/1883217504 is a very good choice.
Rufus Reid's "Evolving Bassist" is also good: http://www.amazon.com/Evolving-Bassi...rds=rufus+reid
If you are seeking lines to study I would suggest the Jamie Aebersold play along series. There are many books which have transcriptions of walking basslines from the recordings so you can see and hear the lines.
There are some really good Abersold books full of walking lines. I have one of Ron Carters bass lines I like.
Mike Downes: The Jazz Bass Lines Book
Canadian bassist Mike Downes published this book a few years back. It contains some basic walking theory as well as side-by-side comparisons of bass lines to standards by bassists such as Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Israel Crosby, et al.
Constructing Walking Bass Lines Vol. I - The Blues in 12 keys has some great lines in it; Vol. III may be closer to what you're looking for, though:
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