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Music sheets written walking bass lines.

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Roshen, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Roshen

    Roshen

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    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.

    Kind regards,

    Roshen.
  2. Mushroo

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    Ray Brown and Ed Friedland's books get a lot of mention around here.
  3. DC Bass

    DC Bass Supporting Member

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    For developing your own lines I think the book by Ed Fuqua "Walking Bassics" http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Bassics-Ed-Fuqua/dp/1883217504 is a very good choice.

    Rufus Reid's "Evolving Bassist" is also good: http://www.amazon.com/Evolving-Bass...TF8&qid=1391783003&sr=1-1&keywords=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.

    Joe
  4. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member

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    There are some really good Abersold books full of walking lines. I have one of Ron Carters bass lines I like.
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