#1
basically, i'm going to post a chord progression. you post the line you'd walk over it. then post another chord progression.

feel free to make critiques and suggestions along the way on any other lines you may see. it's a fun way to work on our theory and abilities for improvisation.

here we go:

D-9      D-9      C#aug    C-6      G7       Bbmaj7
\ \ \ \  \ \ \ \  \ \ \ \  \ \ \ \  \ \ \ \  \ \ \ \ 
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#2


First bar is just the pickup note, GP won't let you do one. >_<

BbMaj7 G-7 ll C-7 F7(b9) ll BbMaj7 G7 ll C-7 F7(b9) ll F-7 Bb7 ll Ebmaj7 ll D-7 G7 ll C-7 F7

Two beats for the chords that share a bar.
#3
hey! sorry it took so long. i just got finale notepad. i mean ... i could've done it in tab, but i didn't want to be shown up in my own thread.

i was hoping more people would be interested. you can post your lines in tab too.

next progression is part of "nardis":

A-7 / / Fmaj7| / / / /| A-7 / / Fmaj7| / / / / |

D-7 / / / | G7 / / / | Cmaj7 / / Fmaj7| / / / / |


it's written kind of strangely. the first and third bars have three beats of A-7 then go to Fmaj7 on the fourth which continues into the following bar for 4 beats.

anyway, here's my line to NoOne's changes:
Attachments:
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#4
hmm. I am tooo lazy for sheet.
::::whole
::half
:quarter
,eighth
.16th

there. E5 would be an A on the 5th fret of the E, G7 would be a D on the G string, so forth.

A5:::: (at third beat, G7:: )
D7: D4: A7, A5, A4. A5. A4. A5.
G7: G7: D3:A5:
A4: rest: A3: A4:
A3::: A2, A0,
E3: A5: A7: E7:
E6. E6. E0. E6. A8: X. X. X. rest. A6:

not much of a walk. I'm a virtuoso without my bass. :P
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#5
d00d. you're supposed to post a new chord progression.

c'mon bass people! every single thread in this forum is about gear. let's spice it up.

this is parts of road song smashed together:

G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |  / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 

Bb-7      Eb7       Abmaj7    D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
#DTWD
#7
Quote by primusfan
d00d. you're supposed to post a new chord progression.

c'mon bass people! every single thread in this forum is about gear. let's spice it up.

this is parts of road song smashed together:

G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

Bb-7 Eb7 Abmaj7 D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |

oh, sorry.


I never write the chord progression, ever... can someone give me a few pointers?
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#9
thanks bass first.
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#10
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#11
Quote by primusfan
d00d. you're supposed to post a new chord progression.

c'mon bass people! every single thread in this forum is about gear. let's spice it up.

this is parts of road song smashed together:

G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

Bb-7 Eb7 Abmaj7 D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |



i have some questions, what is that percent sign in the second bar? also what notes make up the chords D7b9 and D7b5 exactly?

last questions just for clarity: Are these all major chords?
#12
Quote by primusfan
d00d. you're supposed to post a new chord progression.

c'mon bass people! every single thread in this forum is about gear. let's spice it up.

this is parts of road song smashed together:

G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

Bb-7 Eb7 Abmaj7 D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |



E  -|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-|-8-8-8-8-|-1-1-1-1-|-10-10-10-10-|-6-6-6-6-|-11-11-11-11-|-4-4-4-4-|-9-9-9-9-|-


What do I win?

I'll think about a progression and post one up. Though I'm not much of a jazz guy, so it won't be nice
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#13
Quote by primusfan

c'mon bass people! every single thread in this forum is about gear. let's spice it up.
this is parts of road song smashed together:

G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

Bb-7 Eb7 Abmaj7 D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |


Primus, I think you're missing a measure (RB-I 5th in the back?). If your plan was to use the first 4 then the bridge. it should be an 8 measure bridge. Put in a B-7, E7 for your 4th measure. Then again, nothing wrong with an 11 bar phrase.
I'll get some changes up shortly.


i have some questions, what is that percent sign in the second bar? also what notes make up the chords D7b9 and D7b5 exactly?
last questions just for clarity: Are these all major chords?

He's using the percent sign as a substitute for a simile mark. It means you're to play the previous measure again, so basically 2 measures of G-7.
D7b9 - D,F#,A,C,Eb
D7b5 - D,F#,Ab,C
Dominant

OK... here ya go....
Last edited by OtamotPuhctek at Nov 25, 2009,
#14
This game sounds like a lot of fun! I'll post something when I get something down.
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#15
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i have some questions, what is that percent sign in the second bar? also what notes make up the chords D7b9 and D7b5 exactly?

last questions just for clarity: Are these all major chords?

percent sign means to repeat the bar before it.

D7b9 is just a D minor dominant 7 chord with a b9 on the top to add intrest. I'd play a d minor mixolydian scale, flat 7 or chromatic over it. (correct me if i'm wrong)


EDIT: there's a guy above me who put a lot more effort in explaining it, look at his post

No they are not all major scales, i'll elaborate later, i g2g byeee
Last edited by Bass First at Nov 26, 2009,
#16
Dude this idea looks like an amazing way for those genuinely interested in learning how to walk well to actually do it. Motivation evough for me to take time out of family thanksgiving to start out. Maybe.
#17
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Here's my shot at it:



Any suggestions or criticism? I'm pretty new to the whole jazz thing. I've been walking bass in I IV V blues for a while now, but want to get more into jazz lines now.

Edit: My progression, sorry!
  G#Δ(13)        C#Δ(7) DØ(7)    C7(#9)         D(9)     
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Bsus/G#        D#(7)           G#Δ(7)
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  ///////////||
See how that works.
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Last edited by food1010 at Dec 1, 2009,
#18
Awesome thread is awesome.
Give me a day or two, on the road in Belgium at the moment but this would be great as Jerry.thewise said for learning to walk.

This is what bass forums should be about. very cool.

FYI: I have a few transcriptions I did of various lines that I can upload for comparison. though most of what you learn is through working it out on your own.
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#19
If I had the time I would make love to this thread.
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#20
@ food1010:

it's pretty good. my only suggestions are:

1. the first four bars should flow a little better while still outlining the changes. i would do it like this probably --

G---------|---------|-7-5-3-2-|---------|
D-----5-7-|-8---7-6-|---------|-2-5-6-7-|
A-5-8-----|---7-----|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|


i love tritone intervals in my walking basslines, especially during m7b5 chords. but don't stay dissonant for too long. typically after going dissonant you have to overcompensate to balance out by playing simple root-third-fifth stuff for a bit. basically, don't get too lost in your adventure on the fretboard.

2) in the last two measures, don't repeat as much. for most jazz tunes, the ending is going to be the busy turnaround. that's where you need to make the line move the most in order to get it back to the top of the form.

if you, or anyone, wants to be a great walking bassist, practice improvising lines over the "rhythm changes" in every key:

http://people.uncw.edu/russellr/rhythm.html

make sure to read that whole thing. lots of valuable knowledge on that little page.
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#21
Quote by primusfan
@ food1010:

it's pretty good. my only suggestions are:

1. the first four bars should flow a little better while still outlining the changes. i would do it like this probably --

G---------|---------|-7-5-3-2-|---------|
D-----5-7-|-8---7-6-|---------|-2-5-6-7-|
A-5-8-----|---7-----|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|


i love tritone intervals in my walking basslines, especially during m7b5 chords. but don't stay dissonant for too long. typically after going dissonant you have to overcompensate to balance out by playing simple root-third-fifth stuff for a bit. basically, don't get too lost in your adventure on the fretboard.


I have to agree, they sound absolutely orgasmic with a trumpeter aswell.
#22
G-7        %        D-7       D7b9      C-7        F7        D-7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |  / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 

Bb-7      Eb7       Abmaj7    D7b5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
I had a really nice line written out and my internet explorer just died ><

Anyway, here's another, i tried to stick with the tri-tones aswell.

G----------------------|-----------|-----5-5--------7|-----------3-3------|
D--------------2-3-4-|-5-3------|----------4-4-----|------2-2-----2-2|
A----2-3-4-5--------|------7-6-|-5-5----------5--|-3-3---------------|
E--3------------------|------------|-------------------|--------------------|

G--------------|--------------|-----------0|---3-6-3-|-----------|------5----------------|
D-33333331|--------------|------0-3--|-1--------|-----------|---4------------------|
A--------------|-55555553|-1-1-------|-----------|-----3-4-|-5------5-5-3-3-----|
E--------------|--------------|-------------|-----------|4-6------|------------------6-5--|


Rhythm (because it's a pretty shocking tab, and i don't get your american systems) is:
ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti- | ta ta ta ta | ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti| ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti| tika-tika-tika-tika| tika-tika-tika-tika| ti-ti ta ta ta| ta ta ta ta| ta ta ta ta | tri-pl-et ti-ti-ti-ti |

Thoughts / tips?
Last edited by Bass First at Dec 2, 2009,
#23
Quote by primusfan
@ food1010:

it's pretty good. my only suggestions are:

1. the first four bars should flow a little better while still outlining the changes. i would do it like this probably --

G---------|---------|-7-5-3-2-|---------|
D-----5-7-|-8---7-6-|---------|-2-5-6-7-|
A-5-8-----|---7-----|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|


i love tritone intervals in my walking basslines, especially during m7b5 chords. but don't stay dissonant for too long. typically after going dissonant you have to overcompensate to balance out by playing simple root-third-fifth stuff for a bit. basically, don't get too lost in your adventure on the fretboard.

2) in the last two measures, don't repeat as much. for most jazz tunes, the ending is going to be the busy turnaround. that's where you need to make the line move the most in order to get it back to the top of the form.

if you, or anyone, wants to be a great walking bassist, practice improvising lines over the "rhythm changes" in every key:

http://people.uncw.edu/russellr/rhythm.html

make sure to read that whole thing. lots of valuable knowledge on that little page.
Hey, thanks for the tips!
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#24
so like ... new chord progression time!

here's the first 8 bars of "stella" ...

E-7♭5     A7♭9      C-7       F7        F-7       B♭7       E♭maj7    A♭7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
#DTWD
#25
I vote for this thread to be stickied, and given proper official status.

Also, I will contribute when I can get off my arse to do it

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#26
remember. it's fine to just post a line of tab since these are usually just quarter notes and half notes. the precedent was just set by the first response to do it in standard notation. feel free to post however you feel most comfortable! the main point of this is to get our musical ideas across! if TAB is easier for you, go ahead! i get lots of ideas seeing how other people construct their lines.
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Last edited by primusfan at Aug 6, 2010,
#27
Quote by primusfan
so like ... new chord progression time!

here's the first 8 bars of "stella" ...

E-7♭5     A7♭9      C-7       F7        F-7       B♭7       E♭maj7    A♭7
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |




Second 8...
BbMaj7///|E-7b5/ A7b9/|D-7///|Bb-7/ Eb7/|FMaj7///|E-7b5/ A7b9/|A-7b5///|D7b9///|