Here is a practice that I do often to push myself to become better familiar with my bass fretboard.
Cycles of note groupings force the listener’s ear to focus on resolution points. Here is a simple application of a cycle of note groupings, used to create movement in a bass intro.
Being able to play an effective shout walking bass line can be really fun and challenging at the same time. Here are 3 basic nuances that will make your shout walking bass line feel really good!
Instantly create good sounding jazz bass solos with minimal music theory and very little thought. A streamlined thought process for approaching jazz bass solos, allows you to focus more on the delivery of your musical statement. When your mind is free, you can groove harder, articulate your phrases with more drama, and just have more…
Establish harmonic clarity with your walking bass lines by choosing the most effective note choices. Learn the effects/behaviors of each note in the chromatic scale (over a chord progression) and create effective walking bass lines.