Gospel: Bass Lines: Rocking Octaves on I Chord (Straight)

Think and feel this as a 4-bar phrase in straight eights and allow the chromatic pickup to build momentum into the top of the next repeat.

Gospel: Bass Lines: Rocking Octaves

Technique Tip: It is easy for your hands and wrists to become rigid while playing octaves. In order to prevent rigidity, use "sticky fingers", arm rotation, and allow your hand and wrist position to keep moving in a continuous circle from left to right and low to middle to high and back again.