Watch the Bass Stroll online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 50 Acoustic Blues Licks You MUST Know

The Bass Stroll is an excellent way to begin learning walking bass patterns. Often I use these patterns just to move from one chord to the next, not as the basic pattern for a chorus. Try different rhythms. Try playing all of the notes of a position at the same time.

The bass line in the turnaround is defined by leading downward by half steps. The result is a standard but very cool sound.

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