One of the keys to putting together a good bass line is making sure they’re linear – meaning that they don’t jump around and skip around a lot.
You don’t want to put together a walking bass line where you kind of like
I’ve actually heard some bass players do that. I really have. It’s not good.
Keep you lines so they go just like this – up and down hill, up and down hill.
If you want to break it up a little bit, make sure there’s a pattern inside of what you’re doing so it makes some sense.
Even when I’m making the jump, I keep it linear from there.