Walking Bass Fundamentals
4.8 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
48 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Walking Bass Fundamentals to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Walking Bass Fundamentals

Learn to create walking bass lines using chord tones and easy strategies all bass pros know about
4.8 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
48 students enrolled
Created by Bogdan Radovic
Last updated 3/2017
English
Curiosity Sale
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 18 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain necessary foundations in the walking bass style
  • Learn to compose walking bass lines
  • Be able to improvise walking bass lines on the spot
  • How to successfully perform 2 Feel and 4 Feel walking bass lines
  • Be able to jam with fellow musicians
  • Become more familiar with bass fretboard
  • Become familiar with light theory concepts such as intervals on bass
  • Be able to jam over supplied jazz style backing tracks
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Bass guitar
  • Computer / Tablet & Internet Connection
  • Be able to find notes such as E, C, G or A on the fretboard in basic positions
  • That's it - you really don't need any bass super powers to attend this course. Let's go for it.
  • Be ready to learn an amazing new skill
Description

Always wanted to learn how to play walking bass, but it was to difficult?

This course is a follow up to my best-selling "Walking Bass - Quick Start Guide" course. In this course I'll take you further and you'll learn how to strategically compose cool sounding walking bass lines from scratch. Yes - you will be COMPOSING and IMPROVISING on your OWN! By the end of the course, I guarantee that you'll be able to do it! In this course, I'll show you a strategic and simple way to construct and improvise walking bass lines right there on the spot using chord tones and different intervals. The concepts are easy to understand and it's something all bass pros know about, but rarely share. It took me years to figure out what I'm about to show you, and you'll be able to learn it in just a few weeks of practice. You'll then have a new bass skill that will stay with you forever and you'll be proud of it - I'm sure.

Please watch the free preview videos to get a taste for what’s inside.

This course is shot in HD video and features quality bass playing audio mixed with the backing tracks. The course is split into eight chapters, each adding a new note to our "easy walking bass" strategy. This means that each chapter is very doable - you just need a bit of practice but you'll understand concepts involved immediately.

This course includes:

  • PDF, Guitar Pro 5 & Guitar Pro 6 tabs for each playing example
  • Interactive backing track videos for jamming and practice
  • English subtitles
  • Unlimited forum help and instructor feedback
  • Walking bass pro tricks & strategies
  • Fun playing examples

I want you to know that it is important to me to hear back from you, while you're going thorough the course. This is why I'd like to encourage you to send me messages anytime, I’ll be checking them out and responding quickly (usually the same day!). Also, I’d like to ask you to record audio files or videos (you can post videos on Youtube and share the link) and send them to me for feedback.

I’m here to help YOU, so please don’t be shy :)

This course is designed as a walking bass fundamentals tutorial. We won’t be going into any complicated theory and walking bass concepts - I'll just show you stuff that you really have to know to be able to enjoy walking bass. You'll learn walking bass essentials and basics. Everything else, when it comes to walking bass, just builds up on this foundation that you'll gain. I'll show you fundamentals that'll enable you to enjoy walking bass as a playing style and unlock your improvisation ability on bass. Walking bass sounds impressive, so this is an amazing skill to have. There is no magic behind it, rather simple ideas and strategies that you can apply immediately to understand which notes can you play over which chords. 

This course, does not rely on music theory much. You'll learn some theory related concepts such as intervals that you have to know in order to enjoy walking bass, but I tried to skip theory that you don't actually need as much as possible. This is a problem of many other walking bass courses out there, as those just dig too deep into music theory that it becomes boring too soon. You’ll just need to have a very basic understanding of how to find certain notes on the fretboard (in basic, most often used positions on the neck) and be able to play quarter notes steadily. Since walking bass heavily relies on chords, you’ll need to have a basic understanding of chords and root notes, but we cover those topics within the course so you can just dig into it and ask me questions along the way if something is not clear.

Please send me your feedback about the course. What did you like? What did you not like? How could I improve it? Your feedback means a lot to me and I need to in order to better shape the course content for YOU.

Please Enroll Today!

Cheers,

Bogdan aka Bass Rebel

Who is the target audience?
  • Bass players looking to learn to play walking bass
  • Bass players struggling to jam over blues and jazz backing tracks
  • Those bass players who would like to enrich their styles vocabulary
  • Regular folks just looking to have fun on the bass
  • Bass players that are having trouble composing on bass
  • This course is not for those bass players who are already well versed in jazz walking bass style
  • This course is not for students attending Berklee or any other famous music school, studying "Whiplash" style
  • This course is not for you if you are a jazz-walking-bass-wizzard / live performer.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
02:01:17
+
Chapter 1: Basics
4 Lectures 08:36

Learn what this course is all about and prepare to get started.

Preview 01:58

Learn what are root notes and how to find a root note for each chord.

Preview 01:18

Learn how to play the basic 2 feel walking bass rhythm.

2 Feel Walking Bass Rhythm
01:18

Learn about intervals on bass.

What are intervals?
04:02
+
Chapter 2: Root and 5th
4 Lectures 12:09

Learn how to play the perfect 5th interval on bass.

Preview 01:06

Learn the improvising strategy of using root and 5th notes for constructing a walking bass line.

Root and 5th Improvisation Approach
02:10

Learn a 2 feel walking bass line which is utilizing the root and 5th improvisation strategy.

Preview 01:54

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice Backing Track
06:59
+
Chapter 3: Root and 3rd
4 Lectures 12:42

Learn how to play major and minor 3rd intervals on bass.

Major and Minor 3rd Intervals
01:58

Learn the improvising strategy of using root and major or minor 3rd notes for constructing a walking bass line.

Root and 3rd Improvisation Approach
01:43

Learn a 2 feel walking bass line which is utilizing the root and 3rd improvisation strategy.

Root and 3rd Playing Example (2 Feel)
02:02

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Preview 06:59
+
Chapter 4: Root, 3rd and 5th
3 Lectures 10:54

Learn the improvising strategy of using root,major or minor 3rd and 5th notes for constructing a walking bass line.

Root, 3rd and 5th Improvisation Approach
01:48

Learn a 2 feel walking bass line which is utilizing the root, 3rd and 5th improvisation strategy.

Root, 3rd and 5th Playing Example (2 Feel)
02:07

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice Backing Track
06:59
+
Chapter 5: 4 Feel Walking Bass
4 Lectures 12:20

Learn how to play the 4 feel walking bass rhythm.

Preview 01:02

Learn how to compose 4 feel walking bass lines.

4 Feel Improvisation Approach
02:09

Learn a 4 feel walking bass line which is utilizing the root, 3rd and 5th improvisation strategy.

4 Feel Walking Bass Playing Example
02:10

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice Backing Track
06:59
+
Chapter 6: Walking Over 7th Chords
4 Lectures 12:18

Learn how to play major and minor 7th intervals on bass.

Major and Minor 7th Intervals
01:13

Learn the improvising strategy of using root,major or minor 3rd, 5th and major and minor 7th notes for constructing a walking bass line.

Root, 3rd, 5th and 7th Improvisation Approach
01:49

Learn a 4 feel walking bass line which is utilizing the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th improvisation strategy.

7th Chords Playing Example (4 Feel)
02:17

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice Backing Track
06:59
+
Chapter 7: Composing Walking Bass Lines
5 Lectures 14:07

Learn how to compose walking bass lines by following chords.

Following Chords Strategy
02:32

Learn to randomize walking bass lines using cells.

Creating 4 Note Cells
01:15

Utilize dynamics to create more interesting walking bass lines.

Creating Dynamics
01:28

Learn a walking bass line which is changing from 2 feel to 4 feel to change atmosphere.

2 Feel vs 4 Feel Playing Example
01:53

Practice what you've just learned by playing along the backing track.

Practice Backing Track
06:59
+
Chapter 8: Your Turn To Improvise
6 Lectures 38:11

Final course tips.

Conclusion
01:54

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own walking bass lines.

Practice Backing Track 1
07:12

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own walking bass lines.

Practice Backing Track 2
08:14

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own walking bass lines.

Practice Backing Track 3
10:15

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own walking bass lines.

Practice Backing Track 4
09:13

Where to go next.

Outro
01:23
About the Instructor
Bogdan Radovic
4.7 Average rating
40 Reviews
289 Students
5 Courses
Bass instructor at Udemy

Bogdan has been teaching bass guitar online for more than 8+ years now and has worked with 1000+ of online students over the years. His preferred teaching style are personalised video courses on focused topics that effortlessly guide students from point A to B giving them instant gratification at the end of each lesson.

Bogdan is also a published artist, songwriter and producer with more 300+ live shows with various bands behind him. This experience from live gigs is what has defined him as a musician. His favourite bass guitar is a Fender American Jazz Bass deluxe and his favourite bass players are Paul McCartney, Victor Wooten and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bogdan has almost a million views on Youtube and more than 1000 subscribers.

He has a strong passion for teaching others in a down-to-earth kind of way as he enjoys sharing tips and tricks as well as shortcuts and other revelations he has come to over the years of studying the instrument. His moto is “everyone needs to have fun while practicing” and his lessons always include musical examples and backing tracks students can have fun with.

As he knows how frustrating it can be to learn the instrument without proper guidance his super power is : COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS. All students are more than welcome to take part in discussions and ask any questions they might have. Bogdan will go way and beyond in answering and providing assistance to make the bass journey as smooth and fun as possible.

His special skills involve teaching beginners in an understandable way as well as helping intermediate players cross to the next level.

Last but not least - Bogdan strongly believes that ANYONE can learn how to PLAY THE BASS. If you think you are not “talented”, that you don’t posses “the groove” or that you don’t have a “musical ear” - just give him a chance to prove YOU wrong!