On January 27, “Black Coffee” a jazz trio featuring bassist Greg Bikowski, drummer Tim Meyers, and me were visited by Ohio University photographer Maggie Rotanz. Here are some of the photos she shared with me.
Played a fun gig for “Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett” at the Kennedy Museum with Matt James, Chance Dunaway, and Patric Buchroeder! Awesome to see some original Spidey artwork! If you’re in Athens, you can visit the exhibit through June 2, 2013 at the Kennedy Museum of Art.
In this lesson we’ll begin to look at how to create the illusion of two independent parts using a walking bass line punctuated with occasional short chord stabs above. The focus here is on controlling the duration of the notes with the right hand in order to create parts that contrast with one another. The examples in this lesson use the first two bars of the C Blues bass line from Walking Bass Line Lesson 3. Once you have these two rhythms under your fingers try applying them to the rest of the blues progression or any other tune you’re working on.
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PDF examples: Creating-Walking-Basslines-4pdf
PDF examples: Creating-Walking-Basslines-3.pdf