Walking Basslines: A Guide To Creating and Improvising Jazz Basslines (Book)
The purpose of this book is to provide the beginning to intermediate jazz bassist a working vocabulary of walking basslines and concepts for improvising. Each example includes not only written basslines, but also a series of exercises that step-by-step introduce root motion, chord tones, scale patterns and chromatic half-step approaches. Also included in each example are the scales, modes and arpeggios that correspond with the chords in the progression. The written basslines begin as simple quarter-note rhythms then progress into skips, ghost notes, syncopations and triplets.
Written in standard notation only