Easiest Walk-Ups and Walk-Downs On Guitar Using 3 Simple Chords

Walking Bassline Challenge Episode 6 (of 8)

OUR GOAL: To learn how to add walk-ups and walk-downs to our chords and strumming which will give us access to a must-know country and folk idioms – and this is no small feat!

In order to accomplish that we will have to break it down into the tiniest bits, isolating each technique or skill, and gradually put it back together.

Worksheet, covering walkups and walkdowns from all 8 episodes of the Walking Bassline Challenge, can be found on my Patreon page.

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Today we’re finally going to start walking!

It takes just two notes to go from one chord to the next, so that’s actually the easy part. The tough part? Landing the next chord shape.

There are 4 switches total, so we need to have 4 little “walks”:

  • from A to D
  • from D back down to A
  • from A to E
  • from E to A

We’re not going to worry too much about our progression or strumming, we’re just focusing on walking today. Practice up and I’ll see you soon!

You’ll find all 8 episodes of the Walking Bassline Challenge on this page, here!

Develop the fundamental skills needed to play guitar with confidence. Hands-on learning, presented in a clear and concise manner. Learn the basics using real songs, strum with a steady rhythm, master the basic chord shapes, learn to count along to music and more!

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