Advanced Pedal Tones For Double Bass

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’.

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.


This lesson is taken from Creating Walking Bass Lines: A step-by-step guide to master walking bass lines. 69 video lessons, 6+hrs.

Creating Walking Bass Lines by Geoff Chalmers

Creating Walking Bass Lines by Geoff Chalmers