# Basic bass patterns for improvisation on piano

I'm playing the piano a little bit and totally just for fun without any big ambitions. I often improvise, playing some pattern for the left hand which will stay the same (well, the chords obviously change), but I see myself ending up with almost always the same patterns. For example I often play the following (the numbers represent the intervalls being used):

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
1 5 8 1 5 8 1 5
1 3 5 8 1 3 5 8
1     5     8
1 5 1 8 1 5 1 8


What are some other "famous, often played" patterns?

• 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 5b3 .b3 . 2 4 2 5 1 . 1 . 1 . ... :-) – Lee Kowalkowski Apr 15 '14 at 12:34
• 1 . 5 8 1 5 8 . 1 . 5 6 1 5 6 – Dave Yarwood Apr 15 '14 at 20:08