If your Major 2 5 1 bass lines are sounding square, then this bass lesson is for you!
Using a simple Minor Chord substitution, you can make your 2 5 1 lines sound less square on the bass!
Minor Chord Substitution over the V Chord
Here is a recap of the bass lesson video.
This Minor Chord Substitution works really well for Major 2 5 1 chord progressions.
For the 2 Chord, play a Dorian Scale derived on the root of the 2 chord.
For the 5 Chord, shift up a minor third interval and play a Dorian Scale derived on the new root that you shifted up to.
For the 1 Chord, play a melodic idea based off a Major Scale derived off the root of the 1 chord.
So, for a 2 5 1 chord progression in the key of C Major, you have these chords: D-7, G7, C6
For the D-7 chord, play a melodic idea based off of a D Dorian Scale.
For the G7 chord, play a melodic idea based off of a F Dorian Scale.
For the C6 chord, play a melodic idea based off of a C Major Scale.
More minor chord substitutions for 2 5 1 lines here: Moveable Shapes: Concepts for Reharmonizing II-V-I’s: http://amzn.to/2ED0OEN
—STUFF USED FOR SHOOTING THIS VIDEO—
Reverend Decision Bass
Bass amp – Phil Jones Bass Cub Combo
Camera – Panasonic LUMIX G7
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