Watch the Sunny Side Up online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Essentials: Walking Bass Lines
Now let's check out the performance for this tune. This first walking bass line is based on Leroy Vinnegars performance on the song Sunny Side Of The Street. Leroy's nickname was "The Walker" so I thought it was appropriate to include his style of walking in this collection. Also, he was self taught, less technical, and really all about the feel. In this first one we will check out some 2-5 and 2-5-1 patterns and examine how simple and sometimes repetive note choices and patterns can still make solid, great sounding bass lines.