JAZ-03 Walking Bass Lines

About this lesson

This guitar lesson plan will introduce your student to walking bass lines and how to create them. It demonstrates a step-by-step process the student can follow to come up with their own progression and walking bass line in any key. The example given clearly shows how the walking bass line is formed. Even if your student isn't interested in learning how to play Jazz, it's worth giving them this lesson as it will help them develop their coordination and fingerpicking skills.

This guitar lesson plan will help your student:

  • Understand the basic theory behind Jazz progressions
  • Create their own walking bass lines
  • Understand how to create a swing feel by modifying the progression
  • Apply scale theory

This is a very simple introduction to Jazz and most beginners will be able to play the example given. Intermediate players will have no problem with the theory or technical aspect.

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