Endorsed by Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Haslip, John Goldsby, Ben Allison.
One of the few method books that focuses exclusively on how to create authentic-sounding walking bass lines.
Designed for beginning players or anyone wanting a solid foundation for learning jazz bass.
Contains detailed discussions of:
Play-along CD download has Ed Fuqua and his swinging NY rhythm section playing simple blues and standard tunes. Bass track can be turned off, if desired.
Includes transcriptions of every note Ed plays on the CD, for the student to analyze, play-along with, and use to build a vocabulary of walking bass lines.
Thoughtfully conceived, informative, concise, and organized with the needs of the young musician in mind.”
— Eddie Gomez
I found this book to be a really well-planned, in-depth and articulate study of the walking bass concept. I recommend this book for those who are searching for the right answers on how to create a strong, solid and confident walking bass line. I am now personally excited to schedule Walking Bassics into my own study rotation.”
— Jimmy Haslip
Provides the aspiring jazz bassist with a thorough guide to walking bass lines. This is an in-depth look at the heart and soul of jazz bass playing.”
— John Goldsby
This is a simple yet thorough book on beginning bass lines. Music is all about group interplay and most accomplished modern improvisers see a performance as a conversation. This book gives beginning musicians some of the basic tools they need to get into that kind of conversation on a deep level.”
— Ben Allison
I call the bass line the bass melody. It is a really important area for all bass players to dig deep into. Ed Fuqua's book is an important addition to the jazz pedagogy for bass players. I highly recommend it.”
— Mel Graves