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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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Walking Bass With Harmonic Clarity

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Establish harmonic clarity with your walking bass lines by choosing the most effective note choices. Learn the effects/behaviors of each note in the chromatic scale (over a chord progression) and create effective walking bass lines.

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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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How Target Notes and Chromaticism Can Simplify Soloing Over Giant Steps Chords

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Soloing over Giant Steps chords can be drastically simplified by focusing your efforts on target notes. Complex sounding lines quickly begin to materialize by leading to the target notes using simple chromaticism. I shared this simple method in the past, but I wanted to elaborate on it further. I highly recommend mastering this simple method, for it…

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Classical Guitar Position for Bass Guitar

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Here is a simple and unique approach on how to hold a bass guitar in a classical guitar position. This approach for holding a bass guitar stemmed from exploring the classical guitar position and posture. Ultimately, it became more of an upright bass position for the electric bass guitar. What I found was that: my…

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