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In this 5 Minute Masterclass, we’re going create a bass line over a blues in F. Walking bass lines are a fascinating part of jazz, as they support and mark the harmony underneath the chords and melody.
As this is a lesson about the baseline, we will be using only basic rootless voicings in our right hand for the following chords in the F Blues:
If you are not familiar with these voicings, check out the “Rootless Voicings” lessons on PianoGroove.com for detailed tutorials on how to learn and master these useful jazz piano voicings.
– Listen to the great bass players and compose your own bass lines over songs you’re working on.
– Bass players who’s baselines you must check out are Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Jimmy Garrison, just to name few.
– You can use the specific bassline demonstrated for playing solo piano, learning different blues heads, and for practising improvised solos.