Utilizing the standard Autumn Leaves, Drew discusses and demonstrates constructing walking bass and solo lines.
Techniques covered include:
How to break away from typical walking bass lines
Early and delayed resolutions
Working with listener expecations
Playing with clarity
Fast tempos and relaxation
Ideas for soling over half diminished and ii – V7 – i

This class is valuable for soloists and chordal players in addition to bassists.

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Walking Bass and Soloing Line Construction
Walking Bass and Soloing Line Construction 01:05:00

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    Great masterclass from a true great bassist, composer, improviser and human being. Drew has been an inspiration for me all my life and to see him play and teach is a dream come true. I have purchased his other two classes and enjoyed them as wellHighly recommended!!!

    ~ Agustin Bernal (August 4, 2016)

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    I got a lot out of this masterclass. It follows the description very well, and my biggest take away was his description of how to play with clarity and intent.

    IMHO, getting the opportunity to hear Drew improvise on Autumn Leaves during the intro is worth the price of admission alone.

    I think there is something here for bassists of all levels, but players with a solid grasp of music theory will benefit the most.

    ~ Joseph Gretz (January 23, 2015)

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