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Jazz Guitar Workshop - Walking Bass Lines Guitar tab.

The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide for the jazz guitarist demonstrating the devices used to play walking bass lines and chords in solo or accompaniment settings.
Drop 2 chord voicings, 3 note voicings, Chord inversions, Chromatic approach notes, Voice leading, Triads, 7 th chords, Harmonic anticipation, Pedal points, Turnarounds, Tri tone substitution, Bebop blues progression.

Part 1 Demonstrates the various techniques used to provide forward motion into bass lines and outlines comping patterns to build a fluid walking bass style for all musical situations.

The exercises build in a stepwise progression and are designed to give the guitarist a solid foundation in the walking bass style incorporating 3 note voicings as well as drop 2 voicings.

Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the guitarist with 60 choruses of examples written out in all 12 keys covering the Jazz & Bebop blues progressions.

All exercises are provided in 12 keys. For the advanced student, practice the book in 12 keys, for the beginning to intermediate student practice the exercises in one key to gain familiarity with the instrument. When the exercises become comfortable move to another key until all keys are comfortable.

Scale studies are designed to help the guitarist to learn the fingerboard while building dexterity, "flexibilty, stamina as well as building muscle memory and training the ear.

The exercises in this book are practiced by professional musicians of all backgrounds, from rock to jazz to classiscal musicians.

This book is designed for the beginning to intermediate guitarist.
It is advised that the beginning guitarist use the book under the guidance of an experienced guitar teacher to accelerate the learning process.

Jazz Guitar wood shedding exercises in 12 keys -

The Major scales modes and arpeggios over 2 octaves in 12 keys.

Diatonic triads, diatonic 7th chords, broken thirds, sequences, triadic and 7th chord


Melodic Minor scales, modes and arpeggios over 2 octaves in 12 keys.

including Lydian Dominant, Augmented ( maj #5 ), Diminished Whole tone (alt Dom )

Locrian #2 (min7b5)

Diatonic triads, diatonic 7th chords, broken thirds, sequences, triadic and 7th chords


These technique building exercises can be incorporated into a daily practice routine

focusing on instrumental facility and ear training while internalising the harmonic function

of the scales, modes and their related arpeggios.

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