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Walking Bass Bootcamp

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by BeRad, Dec 16, 2019.


  1. BeRad

    BeRad

    Mar 13, 2018
    I just started Ed Friedland's walking bass bootcamp over on SBL. Is anyone else doing this or is there a study group for the course?
     
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  2. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    I have joined. Recently I've also been putting together videos, pdfs and looking at this thread (Learning Walking Bass) Twas a tough choice: Scott's is $77 if you're already a member. i love talkingbass.net...Mark's is about $90. A "study group" sounds good!
     
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  3. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35

    Aug 7, 2018
    You are on the right road. Both Ed and Mark put out good stuff. Scott's is a little advanced, but, not that much.

    I live by target the next root note, but, miss it by three frets, then using chromatic notes walk up, or back to the root and be on it for the chord change.

    Happy trails.
     
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  4. Sharknose79

    Sharknose79 UNPAID greenboy/fEARful endorser

    Sep 15, 2011
    South Cackalacky
    I have nothing to disclose at this time.
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  5. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    I am just starting this Ed bootcamp as well. I bought it over a year ago but never got around to it. New Years resolution. Group sounds good.
     
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  6. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User

    Dec 13, 2004
    Phoenix AZ area
  7. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    Hmm, I don't know. I registered for the course back in 2018, downloaded all the materials, and never got to it. It was $74 at that time. Plan to do the course now that I have more spare time.
     
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  8. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    I picked up the course and Danny Morris' Motown course.
     
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  9. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    So... "Week 1"
    Seems quite basic, but enjoyable.
    Finding the root (all over the neck) for progressions.
    Good to be able to instinctively find an Eb anywhere on the fretboard, for sure.
     
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  10. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    I am finding week 1 to be more of a challenge than I expected. Seems I have my favorite hand positions and know the notes in those areas well. But quickly and instinctively finding them across all 20 frets is new. Especially on the G string and above the 12th fret. For some reason I seem to have avoided the G string in the past. Good lesson.
     
  11. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Sounds like the beginning of his instructional book on Walking Bass, vol. 1. Do you know how much overlap there is? I like the book, but if the course is mostly based on that, I'm not sure I want to shell out that sort of cash.
     
  12. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    In Ed's introductory video he mentions the overlap between the book and the on-line course, but recommends that students use both together.
     
  13. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Need to use the iReal Pro app on my phone to see if they have any nice 1/6/2/5 progressions in there that would allow for changing the tempo. The recordings provided by Ed/ Scott naturally don't offer that flexibility.

    In the meantime >>
    Please suggest some songs with I vi ii V progressions


    Also: planning on doubling my practice by dusting off my fretless. That should get me focused on each note, for sure.
     
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  14. BeRad

    BeRad

    Mar 13, 2018
    I found a playlist called, Technical Drills I-VI-II-V
     
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  15. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs



     
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  16. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Regarding the tone -

     
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  17. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Efficient fingering - -
    Scott dominates a I-VI-II-V
    as taught by Gary Willis.

     
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  18. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Ed focuses on the root-5th combo applied to the I-VI-II-V.
    Did anyone note all those patterns to his walk?

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  19. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    Yes I thought week two was good. Scott's 4+2 was a great compliment to it, too. I've already started to apply week two to some of my actual bass work.
     
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  20. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    Amazing how much music he makes in week two with just two notes, the root and 5th.
     
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