Gospel: Bass Lines: Rocking Octaves on the I Chord (Swing)

This is an up-tempo variation of the straight rocking octaves idea. This time swing the eighth notes!

Gospel: Bass Lines: Rocking Octaves

Technique Tip: It is easy for your hands and wrists to become "locked up" 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.