Talking Technique: “Burps” in Walking

After the Talking Technique Episode on “Killer Dead Notes,” I got a question from Lionel who wanted to know about “the best technique and timing to get those really nice burps in walking bass lines.”

I love the way he phrased that question – he asked specifically for not only the technique itself but also the timing. In this episode, I talk about ways to make a quarter note based walking bass line swing and how to add the burps just at the right time to add life to a walking bass line. I show you five different ways to “burp” and how to practice them systematically.

Make sure to download the PDF that goes with this episode!

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.

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