Walking bass clinic
Karine Chapdelaine has presented her Walking bass clinic in festivals around the world, including the Peru International Jazz Festival (2003) and the Brandon Jazz Festival (Canada).
Walking bass refers to playing a steady quarter note line which establishes a steady rhythmic and harmonic foundation. One way of making original bass lines more interesting is to introduce various rhythmic elements.
After a brief review of the left and right hand position, it is important to begin talking about 3 major rhythmic elements: the skip, which is divided into 3 categories (ghost skips, pull-off skips and slurred skips), syncopated rhythms, and the use of triplets.
Organisers interested in this clinic can communicate via e-mail.