I am just starting to build a 2 string cigar box bass, and I want to learn to play some "walking" bass lines. Do you have any advice on where to go for "walking bass" instruction?
medium scale? SL of 30" plus.
Beat One: Determine the chord tonality (major, minor, dominant, or half-diminished) and play the root of that chord.
Beat Two: Play any chord tone of the chord, or any note in the scale related to that chord.
Beat Three: Play any chord tone or scale tone of the chord.
Yep — same as Step 2, but try to pick a different note.
Beat Four: Play a leading tone to the next root.
A leading tone leads from one chord to the next. The leading tone prepares the listener’s ear for the sound of the new chord. The most important point to understand about a leading tone is that it aims for thefollowing chord’s root. For example, if you’re going from a C chord to an F chord, your leading tone leads to F (never mind the C)