Watch the Take 2 online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Here is the first of 4 bass lines over the same groove to show you different ways to approach constructing and playing a walking jazz bass line. The first thing that you will notice is that we have spiced things up a bit harmonically by adding a 1-6-2-5 turnaround so often used in this style of music. The first groove is what is referred to as a 2 feel and is usually used in the front and back end of a swing tune, often when accompanying a singer. You will essentially be playing half-time, while implying the swinging eighth notes to come to set up the main groove of the song.