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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by turkish, Dec 29, 2002.
what are some tips you can give me on walking, i'm really bad at it
how in depth is your knowledge of harmony ?
pretty shallow i'm afraid
well in order to sound consonant you have to know what chords you will be playing over and/or what linear harmony you will be playing against.
If your piano player is playing a Gmaj7 chord you hvae to know what notes are in that chord plus have some knowledge of NTC's - non-chord tones that add flavor to your lines as well as helping you get from one chord tone to another.
This is a very very basic outline of what you need to know.
Do you have a teacher ?
If not pm me; i'd be happy to get you started.
One foot in front of the other...
Sorry, had to be done.
Yep, get thee to a teacher!
To play jazz you need to get comfortable with a lot of harmony. Here's a few quick ideas off the top of my head, you'll want to investigate:
Cycle of fourths
4 types of triads
Playing scales in position
Playing scales on a single string
ii - v exercises
Making a book of your own jazz licks
Transcribing bass lines and solos
Upper structures or Extensions
Chord Studies for Trombone (or for Electric Bass)
Ed Friedland's articles and books (see his site)
Jamey Aebersold books
Chuck Sher's Improvising Bassist
Sher/Johnson Concepts for Bass Soloing
Mark Levine Jazz Theory Book
Gary Willis Fingerboard Harmony
Mick Goodrick the Advancing Guitarist
(don't let that title bother you!)
Ray Brown Bass Method
John Goldsby Jazz Bass Book
(You might want to check out my student's resources page at my site as well for more links)
thanks alot, i do have a teacher but hes been working my time for a while, still not there yet but sonner or later....
thanks again for the info
If you are wanting to learn to play Jazz walking bass lines I would like to recommend a book. I have used this book with many students with great results.
While there are many things about walking bass to learn, you must start somewhere.
Creating Jazz Bass Lines
i do believe that's an advertisement, mon Frere...
...and don't try to chew gum at the same time
I made a new years resolution to get DB lessons and be able to play walking jazz lines by the end of the year.
Tough work me thinks. By the way - I bought a walking bass lien book by Ed Friedland - great book, starts at the begining etc, but all I would say is that the most essential ingredient is practice!!!!
I Have that book, and it's helped me alot. Also "Building Walking Bass Lines" by Ed Friedland with the CD is also very helpful.
I apologize...No hard feelings I hope.
Hey BTW, doesn't Mr. Stinnnet have a new volume of his PC transcriptions featuring the bowed solos?
Just curious, as I got a lot out of the first one, and still use it for teaching my students. . .
Hi, it is my first time posting.
I just wanted to say that I studied with Jim Stinett at Berklee and we used his walking book. He is a great teacher and has written a wonderful book.
Nice to see you around Jim!
LM Bass & Davehenning,
Thanks for your kind words.