Walking Bass Lines (feat. our new single "Nostalgic for Nashville")

You won't believe what we did... We made a country song! Wait, before you click the unsubscribe button, this is not mainstream country, this is seriously alternative country! In fact, it's not really country music at all, but we did take some of the main elements of country and we made a song that's our take on the genre.

This idea came from the enigmatic and prolific songwriter LLL, and resulted in another unique collaboration with her, titled Nostalgic for Nashville. The single features Kate on lead vocals, LLL on backing vocals, Ray on guitar, and Tony Holroyd (Ray's brother) on drums, with artwork by the phenomenal Maria Picassó. Listen to our new single on Spotify

Nostalgic for Nashville has a super fun walking bass line with a shuffle rhythm, which will get your foot tapping for sure, so Ray decided to dive into the music theory behind that section in today's Hack Music Theory show.

In this episode, you'll learn how to melodically liberate your bass lines to walk around below your chords, without sounding like you're practising scales! Also, discover how to rhythmically free up your bass to shuffle wildly, instead of marching orderly. But first... tea!

By the way, we spent over 20 hours creating this video lesson for you. So if you find it helpful, please consider supporting our work. We want to continue making free weekly music theory videos, and if you become a patron for just a couple bucks a month, you help make this workload sustainable for us. If you're interested, please visit Patreon.com/RevolutionHarmony

We really hope you dig our new lesson, and if you wanna get your hands on all the vital theory hacks you need to write great songs, then please download my Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing PDF.

Thank you for being brave and committing to make the world a better place through better music. Until next week, happy songwriting & producing!

Kate & Ray Harmony – Victoria BC, Canada 
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