3 Levels of Walking Bass Lines for Blues Ukulele – EP012
In this lesson, you’ll learn three walking bass lines for blues ukulele. The first thing that we want to discuss is the elephant in the room… What exactly is a ‘Walking Bass Line’? To fully comprehend this, let’s analyze ‘Bass Line’ before we tackle how it ‘Walks’.
A bass line is simply the lowest sequence of notes in a piece of music. In layman terms, it’s the part that’s usually played by the bass player. The bass line is said to be ‘walking’ when it highlights the chord progression, as well as, ascends and descends in pitch. This movement from high to low, and vice versa, gives the bass line a wonderful, flowing sound.
For this lesson, I’ve arranged 3 bass lines that are leveled by difficulty: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The beginner bass line is just the bass line by itself. The intermediate bass line adds chords to the mix (i.e. chord melody-esque), while the advanced bass line breaks us away from the standard 12 Bar Blues as it has us playing over a jazz blues chord progression.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson