If you watched yesterdays video on walking bass lines over the C 12 bar blues and got that under your fingers then you’ll enjoy todays video. We’re going to take it all one step further today and introduce some passing tones to the mix.
A passing tone is simply a note that doesn’t fall into the exact scale or mode you’re playing. However by adding it things sound smoother or cleaner as you play the walking bass line over the progression. This is a frequently used technique to make the bass line sound smoother especially with blues.
The instructor gives a nice example with a backing track. Pay close attention I think you’ll enjoy this.
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