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Spark Your Bass Intros With Cycles Of Note Groupings

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Cycles of note groupings force the listener’s ear to focus on resolution points. Here is a simple application of a cycle of note groupings, used to create movement in a bass intro.

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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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Know The Two Types of Bass Practice And Save Yourself Hours Of Time

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In a previous bass lesson, I gave some bass practice tips on goal setting that guarantee musical growth in a short period of time. Goals are great, however if you don’t have a clear vision of what you are setting these goals for, you could end up wasting a whole lot of time. There are…

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Bass Improvisation: Always Ask Yourself This One Crucial Question

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Here is one crucial question to always ask yourself when improvising over any set of chord changes with your bass!

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The Streamlined Method for Walking Bass Lines

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Scalar and modal approaches for walking bass requires too much thinking. There are too many scale choices for each chord. Adding to that, in a single scale there are too many notes and limited time within a measure to create a walking bass line that can fit them all! All of this thinking gets in the…

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