All the Things You Are -- comping w/ walking bass
This arrangement is meant to be played with fingers or pick-and-fingers.
I've included a lot of techniques in this example. Notice that I do not
keep the bass moving constantly in quarter notes, but break it up
with half notes. Also, I play the chords on the off-beats most
of the time, but sometimes, for contrast, on a downbeat.
The circled numbers indicate strings. I try to keep the bass notes
on strings 6 and 5.
Click here to view and download the notated exercise.
(You'll need Adobe PDF viewer.)
Here's a sound clip from one of my gigs. Of course, I'm not playing exactly
what I wrote in the exercise, but it should give you some ideas about how to
apply the techniques.
To hear the sound clip of the whole tune, and to read
the gig journal entry, click here.
Last updated 02/04/2009