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Watch the 1-3-5 Blues online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Essentials: Walking Bass Lines

Check out the performance for this bass line. We're in 3/4 time. This bass line is inspired by Percy Heath's performance on the Wes Montgomery song West Coast Blues.  Percy had a massive groove and drives home the fact that with a healthy dose of root, fifth and an occasional third you can develop a powerful and effective bass line. In this example we will explore the concept of having a beginning note, a support note, and then right to our transition note to the next chord when walking in 3/4 time. Let's dive into this one.