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  • Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis

    by Chris Fitzgerald

  • FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    C-7 F7 BMa7

    E-7 A7 DMa7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    44?bA

    (Intro Chorus)Confirmation

    ?b

    ?bA

    ?b

    ?bB

    ?b

    ?bA

    ?b

    n

    # n

    b n n b n

    b n b n b

    b b n b b b b # n

    b n

    b n n w

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    ?bA

    All Stepwise Diatonic Approach notes - All Approach notes are part of chord/tonality preceeding new target note

    R 3 5 R R b5

    (Intro Chorus - Annotated)

    R 5 R 5 R 5 R 5 R 3

    ?bR 3 5 R R 5 R 5 R 3 5 7 R 5 R 3

    ?bA

    Mixed Approach notes - Diatonic Approach, Chromatic Approach, Double Chromatic Approach, and Approach from Previous Root

    R (2) 3 C* R C R (PR) R D R D R C R C*

    ?bR 3 5 C* R C R D R C R C* R 3 C C

    n

    # n

    b n n b n

    2

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • C-7 F7 BMa7

    E-7 A7 DMa7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    ?bBR (2) C C R (2) C C* R 3 C C 5 C* R C*

    ?bR (2) C C R 3 5 C R 3 5 C R D R C*

    ?bAR 3 (2) C* R C * R C R D R C* R C R C*

    ?bR 3 5 C* R C R D R C R C* R 3 5 C* R

    b n b n b

    b b n b b b b # n

    b n

    b n n w

    3

    *

    *

    Text

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    C-7 F7 BMa7

    E-7 A7 DMa7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    ?bA

    (Outtro Chorus)

    ?b

    ?bA

    ?b

    ?bB

    ?b

    ?bA

    ?b

    b

    # n # n n

    b

    # n # #

    n b # n

    b b b b b b n

    b

    # b n w

    4

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • FMa7 E-75 (A7) D-7 (G7) C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G7 (G-7) C7

    FMa7 E-75 A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 (G-7) C7 FMa7

    ?bAT

    3 (2) R 3

    T

    3

    (Outtro Chorus - Annotated)

    (2) R 3

    T

    3 (2) R 3

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 7

    ?bT

    3 5 R (7)

    T

    R 7 3

    T

    5

    T

    3 (2) R 7

    T

    3 5 R 3

    ?bAT

    3 (2) R 3

    T

    3 (b5)

    T

    R 7

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 7

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 7

    ?bT

    3 5 R (7)

    T

    R 7

    T

    3 5

    T

    7 5 3 R

    T

    R 3 (6) (b6)

    b

    # n # n n

    b

    # n # b

    5

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • C-7 F7 BMa7

    E-7 (A7) DMa7 G-7 C7

    FMa7 (E-75) A7 D-7 G7 C-7 F7

    B7 A-7 D7 G-7 C7 FMa7

    ?bBT

    R 3 5 7

    T

    3 (4) 5 (#5)

    T

    3 5 (2) R 7

    T

    R (2) R

    ?bT

    7 5 3 R

    T

    3 5 7 3

    T

    5 3 5 (6) (2) R

    T

    (4)

    T

    3

    ?bA(2) 7 R

    T

    (2) R

    T

    (b9) R 7

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 7

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 7

    ?b3

    T

    5 R (7)

    T

    R (b5)

    T

    R 5

    T

    R 5

    T

    3 R

    T

    R 3 (6) 5 R

    b # n

    b b b b b b n

    b

    # b n w

    6

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 F7 B

    D7 G7

    C7 Cmi7 F7

    B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    44?bb

    Rhythm Changes Intro Line

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    n b b n n

    n # n n

    n n b n n b

    n b n

    n b n n # n

    n # n b n

    # n n b n

    n # n

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 F7 B

    D7 G7

    C7 Cmi7 F7

    B

    ?bb

    (2nd chorus)

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb

    ?bb etc.

    b b # n n n n n

    b n n # n n

    b n n b b n n b

    b # n b n

    b # n # #

    n n # n n b n

    2

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • B G7 Cmi7 F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 (B7/D) E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    B (G7) Cmi7 (F7) Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 (B7/D) E E07 F7 B

    ?bb

    (1st chorus)

    R D R D R C R(7)C* R C R

    (3)C* R D R

    (3)C*

    ?bbR C R

    (3)C* R 3 R R 5 C R D R C R

    (3)C*

    ?bbR C*

    (7)R C R C R C R C*

    (7)3 R R

    (7)C* 3 R

    ?bbR C R C*

    (3)

    R 3 R R R(2)C*

    (3)R

    (7)C* R 3

    n b b n n

    n # n n

    n n # n n b

    n b n

    3

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • D7 G7

    C7 Cmi7 F7

    B G7 (Cmi7) F7 Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    ?bbR

    (6)C

    (7)R

    (2)C

    (3)R C 3 R 5 R D

    ?bbR

    (3)

    C 5(6)C

    (7)R 7 6 D R C R 3

    ?bbR 3 R C R C R C*

    (7)R R D R C R C*

    (3)

    ?bbR 3 R

    (7)C* R R 5 C R D R R D

    n b n n # n

    n # n b n

    # n n b n

    n # n

    4

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • B (G7) (Cmi7) (F7) (Dmi7) (G7) Cmi7 F7

    B7 B7/D E E07 B/F G7 Cmi7 F7

    B (G7) (Cmi7) (F7) Dmi7 G7 Cmi7 F7

    B7 (B7/D) E E07 F7 B

    ?bb

    (2nd chorus)

    R C R C R C*(3)

    ?bbR

    (2)C

    (3)R

    4th Cycle leading to C

    3 R R 5 C R D R C R(3)C*

    ?bbR C

    (3)5 C

    (Enclosure)

    4 C R 7

    (Enclosure)

    3 D R 7

    (Enclosure)

    3 D

    ?bbR C R 7 3 5 C

    (5)

    R(2)

    C(3)

    R(7)C* R 7

    b b # n n n n n

    b n n # n n

    b n n b b n n b

    b # n b n

    5

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

  • D7 G7

    C7 Cmi7 F7

    B

    ?bbR R 5 R R 5

    (Enclosure)

    C C*(3)

    R(3)C 5 C R D

    ?bbR

    (3)

    C 5(6)C

    (7)R C

    (2) (3)R C

    (2) (3)

    ?bbR

    etc.

    b # n # #

    n n # n n b n

    6

    Walking Bass Line Examples and Analysis - Chris Fitzgerald

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