Walking Bass Lines for Jazz Guitar
Author: Stephan Badreau
Publisher: ADG Productions
“Walking Bass Lines for Jazz Guitar” by Stephan Badreau is a step by step guide to harmonizing bass lines on the guitar. The book will show the musician how to connect familiar chord shapes with the appropriate bass notes. It is full of ideas, examples, chord voicings and substitutions, as well as short chord progressions for you to try your new learned skills. All examples are played on the accompanying CD at both slow and normal speed, as well as a “drums only” version for play along purposes. Stephan has been using this approach with many of his music students to great effect.
I first met Stephan Badreau at GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) where he quickly became a regular in my “open counseling”. It is a pleasure to see how far his music has taken him, teaching and performing. This book is a testament to a career clearly on path. Stephan has put a lot of thought into his book and obviously planned it carefully. I love his use of intervals for the bass lines. It is clear and well laid out and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into the walking bass guitar style. Ron Eschete