Simple Jazz Blues Walking Line Breakdown

2017-11-01T14:34:09+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|7 Comments

This walking bassline works over a 12 Bar Quick Change Blues Progression. Download the tab, sheet music and tracks from below the video. I’ve provided a breakdown of the whole 12 bars and some tips on how to memorize these longer streams of notes.

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Please Note: The tracks are contained within a zip file so if downloading on a mobile device, be sure to have a zip decompression app such as Winzip


  1. Steven April 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Great, Mark . . . Thanks!

  2. Kit Jones April 3, 2016 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Mark, a very good starting lesson and breakdown on walking bass lines. However, just wanted you to know
    the tracts to download were not attached to the lesson, only the PDF. I did purchase
    the Blues Practice Tracks so no problem. Just wanted you to know.
    Thanks for another great lesson.

    • MarkJSmith April 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Kit. Yes, it was reeeeally late here when I got everything finishing and didn’t manage to get the link in there. It’s up there now. As you can see.

  3. Olando McCall October 30, 2016 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Great lesson one of the webs best instructors..

  4. Jimmy Thunder June 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Hey Brother
    Encouragement for your valuable work!
    Your are a gifted instructor
    You use as few words as possible
    Clear enunciation
    Talented and Gifted
    Pleasant likeable personality
    Jimmy Thunder
    Ontario, Canada

  5. christian aagaard November 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply


  6. Martin Euser March 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Excellent stuff. Thanks for all the effort you have put in this!

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