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More Freedom For Your Jazz Bass Solos

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Instantly create good sounding jazz bass solos with minimal music theory and very little thought. A streamlined thought process for approaching jazz bass solos, allows you to focus more on the delivery of your musical statement. When your mind is free, you can groove harder, articulate your phrases with more drama, and just have more…

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John Patitucci Scale Patterns

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Learn these 4 scale patterns and you’ll be able to rip melodic bass runs with minimal effort. Use them to create killer bass solos and walking bass lines. Recently, I transcribed several of John Patitucci’s bass solos and noticed a strong frequency of a specific scale pattern. These scale patterns are easy to learn. They keep…

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Bass Guitar Chords That Will Set You Apart!

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Here are 5 bass guitar chords that are less mainstream, but pack a potent sound that will carve yourself a signature voice on the bass guitar! Bass players, such Oteil Burbridge, Fred Hammond, and John Patitucci already explore these bass guitar chord shapes often in their bass grooves and bass solos.

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If… Then… Approach to Dominant 7 Chords

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The If / Then approach to chords is a highly effective method for walking bass lines and bass solos. When the notes are already taken care of for you, you can shift your focus on the aspects of music that really matter (rhythm, articulation, space, phrasing, etc…). This chart outlines the scales and modes that…

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If… Then… Approach to Minor Chords

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The If / Then approach to chords is a highly effective method for walking bass lines and bass solos. When the notes are already taken care of for you, you can shift your focus on the aspects of music that really matter (rhythm, articulation, space, phrasing, etc…). This chart outlines the scales and modes that…

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