WALK-DOWNS and WALK-UPS in the Key of A (A D E chords)

Learn how to play guitar walkdowns for beginners!

TABs are included in the video but I also have…

Songs you can apply this knowledge to:

I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Willie Nelson
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

“Easy Walk-ups and Walk-Downs Key of A” CHORDS NEEDED: A, D, E



  • 0:00 – INTRO
  • 0:40 – What Is A Walking Bassline? (+ Easy Theory)
  • 2:15 – Warm Up
  • 3:08 – Walking Bassline #1 – Country/Folk
  • 8:43 – Walking Bassline #2 – Blues
  • 12:41 – Walking Bassline #3 – Jazz
  • 17:25 – Printable TAB Info

The lesson begins by answering a couple of very simple questions. We need to figure out what a walking baseline is in the first place! Then we need to figure out a little bit of the theory behind the walking bass line because we are using it to go from chord to chord and we need to understand the concept of how the bass line travels between the roots of the chords. There’s more to it than that, but we want to keep it really simple so we focus on the very fundamentals of walk ups and walk downs. After that, we work on a simple chord progression that we’re going to be applying all of these walkups and walk downs to and then we’re finally ready to start learning them!

We break each one down line by line, we practice them systematically, in a way that makes it easy for you to understand, and when you’re ready, we can put it all together. This lesson not only shows you HOW to play the walkups and walkouts, but it also shows you HOW TO PRACTICE them effectively, so you can actually play them! I want you to be able to play this stuff comfortably and that’s what this lesson was designed to do.

Hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Take care!

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