Jazz Bassline Bass-ics: Walking by Open Studio

Jazz Bassline Bass-ics: Walking

Jump-start your playing with this intuitive and interactive bass course.
✓ BEGINNER

Don't struggle on the bass-ics

Let acclaimed jazz bassist Reuben Rogers take you step-by-step through managing your bassline, using lessons and interactive guided practice sessions.

Topics include 
  • deep review of basic bass technique and best practices
  • exploring the basic F-blues
  • connecting the dots between the mixolydian scale and chromatics
  • adding flavor with triplets, pull-offs hammer-ons and more
  • Putting it all together and shaping lines

After completing this course, you'll be able to...

  • Play a basic 12-bar blues in 4
  • Construct a walking bassline
  • Play a variety of scales, chords and their inversions, up and down the bass 
  • Have a better understanding on navigating the fingerboard

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Reuben’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation

About your teacher

Imbued with both groove and spirit from birth, Reuben Rogers combined the calypso and reggae rhythms of his native Virgin Islands with the gospel sounds of the church and the freedom and improvisation of jazz to create the unique chemistry that would make him one of the most distinctive and in-demand bassists in modern jazz. Rogers has performed with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean and Dianne Reeves, among many others.

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What's in this course

Start Here
Intro
How to Use Living Notation
Lessons
Basic Technique
Basic Blues 🎼
Connecting the Dots 🎼
Adding Flavor 🎼
Putting It All Together 🎼
Guided Practice Sessions
Guided Practice Session 1 🎼
Guided Practice Session 2 🎼
Guided Practice Session 3 🎼
Guided Practice Session 4 🎼
Worksheets
Basic Blues Worksheet
19.8 KB
Connecting the Dots Worksheet
27 KB
Adding Flavor Worksheet
24.6 KB
Putting It All Together Worksheet
25.9 KB
Guided Practice 1 Worksheet
28.8 KB
Guided Practice 2 Worksheet
32.6 KB
Guided Practice 3 Worksheet
30.2 KB
Guided Practice 4 Worksheet
30.2 KB
Audio Version Of Lessons
Basic Technique
5 mins
Basic Blues
7 mins
Connecting the Dots
10 mins
Adding Flavor
4 mins
Putting It All Together
3 mins
Audio Versions of Guided Practice Sessions
Guided Practice Session 1
10 mins
Guided Practice Session 2
7 mins
Guided Practice Session 3
6 mins
Guided Practice Session 4
5 mins
Simple Player Versions
Basic Technique
5 mins
Basic Blues
7 mins
Connecting the Dots
10 mins
Adding Flavor
4 mins
Putting It All Together
3 mins
Guided Practice Session 1
10 mins
Guided Practice Session 2
7 mins
Guided Practice Session 3
6 mins
Guided Practice Session 4
5 mins
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