Watch the Sunday Mornin' online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Essentials: Walking Bass Lines
This performance is a gospel style walking bass line in Ab, shout music as it is often called. We will work on two of the most common progressions when playing these "shout" patterns, 1 to 5 progression, and 1 chord to the 4 chord progression. These are often played at fast tempos. We will not play these quite as fast, but will work on some of the most common motifs and alternative patterns. The key to these progressions and a lot of walking bass is understanding where you are at, and where you are trying to go.