19th July 2020

How Do We Walk Between Chords?

 In this article, I will show you a how to play a walking bass line to link up different chords.    

 

We will use a major 2-5-1 chord sequence in F for the following exercises. 

These are the chords:   

| Gm7        | C7        | Fmaj7        || 

Firstly, if we play the roots for these three chords, we notice that they are stacked on top of each other on the fretboard.  This is because they are a 4th apart.

bass guitar fret diagram for a 2-5-1 sequence in F

We can also play F on the first fret of the E-string, but for the purpose of this article, we will us the F an octave higher on the D-string.

For the first pattern, we will walk between G and C using the three chromatic notes below C:

walking bass line between Gm7 and C7
Walking Bass Line between Gm7 and C Tab

 Now try the same pattern, but this time moving from C to F:

 

walking bass line between C7 and Fmaj7