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Jonny May

Learn 9 techniques for walking jazz bass lines, including outlining chords, chromatic connectors, 5ths, walkups, walkdowns, & more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Progression & Guide Tones
  • Explore Outlinine Chords, Chromatic Connectors
  • Discover 5ths, Walking, & Combined Approaches
  • Master Your Swing Feel
Learning Focus
  • Basslines
  • Groove
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Walking bass
Another great course. Easy to follow. Very clear instruction. The #9 techniques have really helped me to understand how to come up with a walking bass line. I love all the added tips Jonny gives from his amazing knowledge of music styles to players, bands and more. There’s a lot more to ‘jazz’ piano than you think 🎹😁
Great Lesson
It was very easy to understand. Great to learn all basic techniques.
Good introduction
I needed a good introduction to walking bass lines and I feel this course gave me a good start. I am excited to try out the concepts in my fake book!
Very clear instructions. Easy to understand the concepts.
Very upbeat attitude by the instructor. Jonny never makes it hard to understand and always seems to keep the lesson within the students capabilities.

Course Lessons

Jazz Walking Bass Lines 1 – Lesson 1

Chord Progression, Root Position Chords, 3-7 Guide Tones

Jazz Walking Bass Lines 1 – Lesson 2

Outlining Chords, Adding the Chromatic Connector

Jazz Walking Bass Lines 1 – Lesson 3

5ths Going Up, 5ths Going Down, 5ths Going Up/Down

Jazz Walking Bass Lines 1 – Lesson 4

Walking Up, Walking Down, Walking Up/Down

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