Minor Turnaround Part 2 – Walking Bass (L#37)

Here’s the chord progression: [:Dmin7/// Dmin7/// Emin7b5/A7/ Dmin7/A7/:]

In the previous lesson we learnt my composition ‘Minor Turnaround’, which is a study piece for beginner/intermediate jazz bassists. If you are studying jazz bass it’s very important not to focus exclusively on improvisation as there are many benefits to learning set work. Classical bassists routinely learn new study pieces (etudes) which really improve your technique.

In this lesson we are looking at how to play walking bass lines over the chord progression. It’s based in D minor and contains a ‘minor II V I’, which is essential to know if you are a jazz bassist.

Walking bass is a huge subject. Check out my 6+ hour , step-by-step course 'Creating Walking Bass Lines'. 

I hope you enjoy the lesson and if you have any questions, feedback or lesson requests please leave a comment below.