In this lesson I teach you how to use more unusual pedal tones by pedalling a note that is common to a group of chords. Using pedal tones can be a really cool way to add tension and excitement to your walking bass lines and are also a lot of fun to play! It’s a skill that required a really solid grasp of arpeggios (aka chord tones), so make sure you are working on those in your practice routine.
This lesson features the excellent guitarist Danny Maddocks who joined me the studio to provide some accompaniment over the jazz standard, ‘Beautiful Love’.
This lesson is taken from my video course ‘Creating Walking Bass Lines‘, which is over six hours long. The sixty nine video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order, giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. It starts with the very basics of walking bass technique and moves all the way to advanced material. Sheet music for the and backing tracks for the exercises are provided, so you will have everything you need for your practice sessions.
I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions on the upcoming course or todays lesson please join the conversation and leave your feedback in the comments section below.