Posted by bruce h on July 31, 2002 at 16:17:06:
In Reply to: Bass Lines posted by dh on July 31, 2002 at 12:14:55:
Dan Pilafian has a jazz CD called Travlin' Light (or something like that) and it comes with a (approx) 20 page book jacket that introduces you to the concept of improv, walking bass lines, and a bunch of other stuff. You can also play along with the CD. Somebody else might go into further detail about the CD but it's one place to start.
You might also consider taking some bass guitar lessons. My son has been taking lessons for over a year and he is quite good now. He understands basic music theory much better now and can play in any position and key with ease. He has a wonderful teacher.