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Watch the Silk and Satin online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Essentials: Walking Bass Lines

Now let's perform this bass line inspired by Duke Ellington's Satin Doll.  There are many different versions of this classic song, but this particular one was inspired by a Ray Brown performance. It features a lot of 2-5 patterns, some triplets, implied turnarounds, ghost notes, and walking over the same chord for two bars straight, allowing time to create tension and release.