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When I’m in “bass-line comp” mode. and the “There are only two kinds of music.” says Coryell. they’re not carved in stone. Another way to play the opening chord is to barre the 6th fret with your 1st finger.com CO RY E L L PH OTO : G P A RC H I V E S . a progression (based on George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”) that centers on the patterns I-VI-II-V and III-VI-II-V. Notice that the Bb chord in bar 7 does not have a root—this is because the line is moving upward chromatically.” B 7 1 Gm7 4 2 2 2 Cm7 3 3 F7 3 3 1 2 Dm7 5 4 2 3 1 2 G7 Cm7 F7 4 4 2 4 3 3 3 4 2 4 3 2 3 4( ) 1 3 4 3 2 2 T A B 7 6 6 B 7 9 10 10 8 9 8 E 7 4 1 3 1 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 6 5 6 5 6 4 4 3 3 G7 4 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 F7 3 1 2 2 0 B /D 2 4 1 Edim7 B 1 2 4 2 3 Cm7 5 4 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 T A B 3 1 1 1 5 6 8 5 6 8 6 8 6 7 8 6 8 6 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 8 8 9 8 G 7 9 8 7 8 7 B 7 9 4 3 2 G7 Cm7 F7sus4 Dm7 D 7 B7 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 1 4 3 3 4 1 3 2 4 3 2 3 1 T A B 7 6 6 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 1 2 1 3 1 6 5 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 4 2 GUITAR PLAYER MARCH 2002 guitarplayer. fretting the D note with your 2nd finger. Measure 5 features a barre at the 1st fret. after which you shift to the fifth position to play Bb/D. In measure 4. Although the fingerings below work for me. I put down the pick and 3 = use just my thumb and fingers. two-note chords are held for two beats while the bass keeps moving. This column deals with rhythm changes. “Good and bad.➧ D CHOPS BUIL ER C L A S S I C C O L U M N ➧ Walking Bass Lines BY LARRY CORYELL BEING ABLE TO comp and play bass lines at the same time is a very handy skill to have. Now let’s look at the music.

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