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Shout Walking Bass Lines

If you are like me, and did not grow up in a church where this style of music was played, then here are the basics of this style. We will cover 4 basic walking patterns, just know there are countless embellishments possible and these are only the basics. All these patterns are in the key of Ab. When I mention 1 to 5, I am only talking scale degrees not chord movement although the 1 to 4 pattern does imply a chord change in examples 3 and 4. Keep in mind, if you are used to playing jazz walking bass, shout walking bass is quite a bit different. Generally, different note choices, different feel and different note lengths. The tab is just a suggestion, find whatever fingering positions you are comfortable with. For further study check out my Essentials Walking Bass Lines course