Quick Tips for Creating a Walking Line
Creating a Walking Bass Line
- 2 bars up…2 bars down
- Root notes on down-beats
- Approach the next chord by half step (from above is usually ‘ cooler’ than from below)
These 3 guidelines really help to make a great walking bass line. They’ve never let me down!
• Time – lay it down! Groove! BE SOLID! • Practice with a metronome or drum machine • Also try setting the metronome to 2 & 4 • K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid! • Form…Form…Form