Electric Bass: Advanced


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: The Weight

  • Scale: A minor scale, A major/minor/half dim arpeggio

  • Technique: Walking Bass Lines (descending)

  • Repertoire: Autumn Leaves A section


This week we reviewed The Weight and tuned up our time and the fills. We reviewed the A minor scale and learned the A major 7, minor 7 and dominant 7, arpeggios (like a scale, but skipping certain notes to outline a chord). We also applied the walking bass lines that we learned last week to work on the A section of Autumn leaves.

Assignment for next week

Comfortably play the A major and minor arpeggios in half notes.

Comfortably play The Weight at tempo with all fills

Comfortably play the A section of Autumn Leaves with all walking basslines

How to Practice this at home

Practice the A major and minor arpeggios 3-5x each with all correct notes

Practice the walking bassline for each individual chord 5x

Practice the A section of Autumn Leaves by adding chord changes one at a time.

Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams

Autumn Leaves PDF