There’s always a second motive to what I practice and with chords it’s no different. Yes, I’m improving my ability when it comes to playing chords but I’m also working on composition at the same time. Filing away each and every chord sequence and root motion I come up with when I’m working on chords. This is super useful when it comes to compiling music for a recording or an arrangement for a show.This content is for members only.
Sprinkled in between our little series on play alongs right now are going to be some short lessons on chords for the bass. I’m in the middle of writing a new book on the subject and am continually coming up with new ideas for chords on the bass so I want to share as many of these ideas with you as possible!This content is for members only.
The conditions here in Miami couldn’t be more drastically different in terms of humidity from the desert last week! And in response to a question in the comments section below a chord inversion lesson this lesson, and the next one I’ll post are all about chord inversions with the 7th in the root. Lots of great material to be had from this simple concept!This content is for members only.
Are you ready for our next 12 week course to start? well before that happens we’ve got one more member requested lesson for this two week break between semesters. This one’s all about chords for the 4 string bass. We hope you dig the new look of the site, and that you’re finding plenty of videos that you haven’t seen before!This content is for members only.
This lesson looks at a Flat 6, Flat 7 to One cadence in the key of Bb, and I take a look at some ideas to help you be prepared for when you come across this pretty common cadence in your playing. From just understanding the various harmonic aspects of the sequence, to what melodic language you can use as a starting point for your improvisation.This content is for members only.
Here we look at a song I wrote many years ago and have been trying to learn how to play it ever since! it seemed like the perfect work study for some changes that aren’t that conventional in their sequence, and it gives you a look inside my process when working on something familiar but still quite challenging.This content is for members only.