How to write a walking bassline

26th Feb 2014 | 17:55

How to write a walking bassline

In this example, we're playing through a simple 12-bar progression.

BASS EXPO 2014: Walking basslines can be found in various genres, but most commonly blues and jazz. Being able to form walking basslines is a useful skill to learn, as we show you in our lesson.

Throughout this video series, tutor Matt Mead is playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.

The B4 bass features Bartolini MK-1 Pickups and MK-1 EQ, complimenting the natural tone of the mahogany or swamp ash body. And thanks to Hipshot Lic. Tuners, tuning accuracy and stability is exactly what you'll get on the stylish, versatile, and affordable B4 bass.

Hartke's Kickback 15 combo amp houses the revolutionary Two-Way (upright and tilt back) cabinet design, plus a custom Hartke 15-inch aluminum cone driver, the unique Shape control for accurate tone shaping, a three-band EQ, passive/active input jack, and balanced XLR Out.

An experienced bassist and teacher, Mead is currently playing bass guitar with fast-rising UK rockers Empire.

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