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You may also want to see an online lesson on improving basslines which has questions to help you check your understanding of what you've learned.

 

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Free Music Theory Lessons
Walking Basslines


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Walking Basslines is a multimedia self-instructional course on CD (a movie). With this amazing program, you learn effortlessly by playing a "movie" on your computer like you play a video on a VCR. It will teach you how to compose and improvise smooth melodic basslines. Composer and music educator, Phil Seyer takes you step-by-step through the lessons and helps you master a number of musical "figures." After you finish the course, you will be able to these figures together in different ways to create a good bassline. Often the mark of a beginner is a "jumpy" bassline, one that simply jumps from the root of one chord to the root of the next.

The Walking Basslines solves that problem by showing you how to move the bassline smoothly from one chord to the next and still support the main harmony. Not only will you be able to compose cool basslines, but you'll be able to improvise them on the spot. To give you an idea of how the course works, the first lesson from this course is available free, online. Just click this link:

(For Internet Explorer Only) Music Theory:
Learn to compose and improvise walking basslines

You may also want to see another online lesson on improving basslines which has questions to help you check your understanding of what you've learned.

NOTE: Phil also offers a series of free online music theory lessons. For example, here is a lesson on secondary dominants (chords that bring fresh new sounds by appearing to modulate to a new key.).