Walking Bass Line Construction - F Blues

by Bob Sinicrope


The most helpful beginner’s guide to walking bass lines ever published! A 'must' for teachers and students!

An amazing book for anyone learning to walk jazz bass lines. A very simple but unique approach!”
— Victor Wooten

  • Each exercise introduces one new advancement to help you learn how to create your own bass lines.
  • The book progresses step-by-step from simply playing roots, all the way up to complete blues choruses in the style of 18 bass legends - from ‘Pops’ Foster to Ron Carter!

Teaches what the bassist needs to do to be musically successful. It is quite thorough and will teach the user to be an excellent bassist/musician/listener.”
— Rufus Reid

  • Choose from four different, professionally recorded backing tracks: 1 — piano, drums; 2 — guitar, drums; 3 — B3, drums; 4 — drums only

Bob guides the student to help them create musically and theoretically perfect walking bass lines. I heartily recommend this book for both students and teachers!”
— John Goldsby

  • Exercises include concepts of approach notes, enclosures, passing tones, and forward motion.
  • Access to detailed explanations of each concept, plus how to practice, playing with spirit, how to deepen your groove and much more!
  • TAB included for beginning electric bassists. Range limited to high C (1st 5 frets for electric players).

Upcoming books in this series include Bb Blues, C minor Blues, All the Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Bb Rhythm Changes, Perdido, Satin Doll, So What, Sugar, Summertime and Take the A Train.

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Endorsements

One of our finest bass educators, Bob Sinicrope has written a clear method for creating and mastering jazz walking bass lines. Using his vast historical knowledge, Bob guides the student through step-by-step practice and discovery methods to create musically and theoretically perfect walking bass lines. I heartily recommend this book for both students and teachers.”
— John Goldsby, bassist - WDR Big Band

Bob Sinicrope's Walking Bass Line Construction book is an amazing book for anyone learning to walk jazz bass lines. A very simple but unique approach makes it not only highly educational but also enjoyable.”
— Victor Wooten, bassist

I have known Bob Sinicrope for at least 50 years. I have observed how consistent and passionate he is about playing the bass, teaching what the bassist needs to do to be musically successful. His book, Walking Bass Line Construction, is quite thorough and will teach the user to be an excellent bassist/musician/listener!”
— Rufus Reid, jazz bassist/composer

Bob Sinicrope presented this unique and effective teaching approach to creating walking bass lines many times at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Workshop. The ideas presented herein will help bassists create their own functional bass lines. I highly recommend this book.”
— Lynn Seaton, bassist, recording artist, Fulbright Scholar and Regents Professor at the University of North Texas

Bob Sinicrope is a renowned jazz educator who founded the Milton Academy Jazz Program in 1974. Originally a math teacher, he switched to jazz education, inspired by his studies and collaborations with jazz greats. Sinicrope's teaching focuses on classic jazz recordings, guiding students in tribute concerts and performances at prestigious venues. Internationally recognized for his clinics and contributions to jazz literature, he also plays bass in groups like The World Leaders and SoundsGlobal, collaborating with various artists.