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Tuesday
Jan082013

Jazz Guitar Lesson #1: Walking Bass Lines

It's 2013 and it's the year of epic guitar! 

To help more guitarists, there will be weekly free guitar lessons posted on the site. These lessons will include:

  • A Video Lesson
  • Audio MP3 Version of the Lesson
  • FREE Downloadable PDF with notated examples & TAB

Every month will alternate between:
1) Jazz guitar
2) Fingerstyle guitar
3) Beginner guitar   

January 2013 is jazz guitar month! The focus will be to help aspiring jazz guitarists learn their craft better. 

If you'd like more tips before next week's lesson, check out my Jazz Guitar 101 page here: http://www.azsamad.com/jazzguitar101

Here's the first lesson. Enjoy! 

Audio Version:


[Click here to download the 'Walking Bass Lines' PDF File]
[Click here to download the 'Walking Bass Lines' PDF File]

[Additional Resources]

Jazz Guitar 101: http://www.azsamad.com/jazzguitar101
[Blog Post] [Walking Bass Line & Chords Over a 12-Bar Blues]

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[ACTION STEPS] How can you learn this better?

1) Learn to play the roots of the chords
2) Learn to play the roots and 5th of the chords
3) Learn to play chord tones for the bass line
4) Learn to play chord tones on 1 & 3 and passing tones on 2 & 4

Other songs to check out:
Stella By Starlight
Have You Met Miss Jones
Beautiful Love
The Days Of Wine and Roses
Fly Me To The Moon  

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