Here’s one of the easiest ways to introduce contrary motion into your bass melodies. Your melodies will sound more interesting. And, not a lot of bass players do it.[Read more…] about How to make your bass melodies more interesting
Bass Solo Lessons
Learn ways to apply bass solo scales that work for taking a jazz bass solo, blues bass solo, or even a funky bass solo. Learn ways to create a more melodic bass solo.
Do you wish you could get your listeners to hear the chord changes for all your bass solos?
Here’s the key ingredient: inner voice movement.
The inner voice movement gives you a strong melody that sounds out the changes.
In this bass lesson, you’ll learn how to find the inner voice movement in chord progressions. You’ll use then use it as frameworks for creating strong melodies on the bass.[Read more…] about How to find the inner voice movement for creating strong melody
Not every musical situation will need the same approach.
Sure, you can use modes over any chord. But, there are some musical situations where modes might not be the best approach.
In this bass lesson, I’ll give you an effective guide for when it is best to play modes on the bass.[Read more…] about When is it best to use modes?
Want your listener to hear the chord changes during your bass solo?
Harmonic clarity is the key to playing a bass solo that doesn’t rely on someone else to sound out the chords.[Read more…] about Make bass solos with strong direction using this easy method
Do you want to have more freedom with your ii V I chord progressions?
You can simplify your thought process with a simple minor substitution for your V chord. That way you won’t be thinking about a different chord for your ii and V chords.
You’re only going to need to think of one sound: the minor sound.
This substitution will make your Major ii V I’s sound more jazzy. You’re also going to have freedom to focus less on what notes you’re playing and more on your phrasing.[Read more…] about How to make your Major 2 5 1 lines sound more jazzy