Bass Expo 2014: walking bass lines

11:06AM 24th Feb 2014

Walking bass lines can be found in various genres, but most commonly in blues and jazz. Being able to create walking bass lines is a useful skill to learn, as you will discover in this free video lesson. Tutor Matt Mead is an experienced bassist and teacher, currently playing in fast-rising UK rockers Empire. He's playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.


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