Watch the Walking Bass & Chords online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Survival Guide

Playing a walking four bassline and simultaneously comping chords on top in the manner of a jazz pianist is one of the most popular, challenging, and rewarding aspects to fingerstyle jazz guitar. Learning this technique will enable you to play in any situation or ensemble without a bassist. This concept is incredibly useful when playing solo jazz guitar, or duo and trio situations with a vocalist, horn player, or pianist.