Watch the Standard Walking Bass online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Flying Solo

What's interesting to note when moving from a Blues in to a Standard piece is that many of the same bass figures are employed! The difference is that there are MORE changes in common standards than there are in a Blues... but the actual figures are pretty much the same over similar chord types. What works over a Dominant Seventh chord in a Blues, will work over a Dominant Seventh chord in a Standard! I may need to adapt a note here and there to accomodate the surrounding chords/harmony, but the essential ideas/movements are the same.