Jazz Bass Practice Deck 5

Last week, we applied Decks 1, 2, and 3 for a simple bassline over the changes of “Autumn Leaves.” This week, we’ll learn another set of basslines. Once you practice everything, you’re ready to play a full chorus of bassline (see below)!

Jazz Bass Practice Deck 5

These four cards break down two basslines in G Minor (the relative minor of Bb Major). Together, they’ll allow you to play a full chorus of basslines over “Autumn Leaves.”

Jazz Bass Practice Deck 5

Bonus Tip

For a tune like “Autumn Leaves,” you can build a full chorus of bassline by stringing together different four-bar “chunks.” The illustration below shows a full chorus of bassline using the music from Cards 4.1, 5.1, and 5.3. Note the circle at the end of measure 16. Here, there’s a slight variation in the bassline from Card 5.1.

Full Bassline Sets 4-5

Full Bassline Sets 4-5 (PDF)

Author: Leah Pogwizd

Bassist and Instructor

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