JAZZ WALKING BASS
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The first time I heard this being played I was floored and set about learning how to do it. I started off with the excellent Barry Gailbraith book Guitar Comping. I had a very early version and no play-along tracks which it seems to come with now. But it's all dots so you need to very savvy reading notation, must admit I found that more challenging than the actual playing!!
So in this series I try to break it down so you can learn to use this fun and awesome sounding jazz technique in your own playing.
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