Walking Bass Modal

To be a modern player you need to know how to play in this supportive style. You will start by building a solid foundation for your lines on each of the iim7, V7, and I Major chords. This will prepare you for walking the 2-5-1 progression and also for playing on jazz standards. Learning how to play quarter-note lines is a life changing skill for any bassist. You’ll never regret developing this incredibly satisfying and useful skill set!

Learning Objectives

Play effective modal walking lines on m7, V7, and Major I chords.

Add chromaticism for harmonic flavor.

Use triadic material at will for more range.

Create rhythmic interest without overpowering the groove.

Train the ear by singing all bass lines played.

Difficulty Level

This course material begins at an easier level but becomes intermediate/advanced within a few lessons. There is much use of rhythm, range, and modal harmonic flavor to create challenges for more advanced players.

LESSON 1

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 2

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 3

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 4

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 5

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 6

Walking Bass – Mixolydian V7

LESSON 7

Walking Bass – Mixolydian V7

LESSON 8

Walking Bass – Mixolydian V7

LESSON 9

Walking Bass – Dorian m7

LESSON 10

Walking Bass – Ionian Maj7

LESSON 11

Walking Bass – Ionian Maj7