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Walking Bass: Definition, Patterns & Technique

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Which of the following is a feature of all walking bass lines, regardless of the genre?

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1. In the Baroque era, which instruments most often played the basso continuo?

2. Which of these is not a type of non-chord tone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The target of this quiz/worksheet is to test you on the basso continuo, features of walking bass lines, non-chord tones, and notes in chords.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more explicit, you'll be questioned about:

  • Features of walking bass lines
  • Instruments that play the basso continuo
  • Types of non-chord tones
  • Jazz bassist techniques
  • What you call the note a chord is based around

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bass in music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chords in music
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding jazz bass techniques and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you're ready to learn even more about bass, read our affiliated lesson. This lesson, Walking Bass: Definition, Patterns & Technique, is going to further expose you to information on:

  • Bass in classical music
  • Bass in jazz
  • Ways in which bass instruments are played
  • Examples of bass lines
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