Connect with us

Italian

Chromatic Approaches Part VII with Andrea Fascetti

Andrea-Fascetti-article-pictireHI MY DEAR “BASS” FRIENDS! HOW ARE YOU?

TODAY WE ARE CONTINUING ON WITH OUR USUAL LESSON ABOUT CHROMATIC APPROACHES. WE HAVE REACHED LESSON 7! REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE WORKED OVER MAJOR 7TH CHORDS, MINOR 7TH CHORDS, DOMINANT 7TH CHORDS, HALF DIMINISHED CHORDS AND DIMINISHED CHORDS. ALSO, I HAVE SHOWN YOU HOW TO APPLY THIS TECHNIQUE TO CHORD CHANGES.

SOME FRIENDS HAVE ASKED ME ABOUT INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE LESSONS… HEY GUYS, YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO CHECK ALL LESSONS YOU WANT HERE IN THE BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE! YOU CAN FIND ALL LESSONS DATING BACK TO NOVEMBER 2008! OBVIOUSLY I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL PREVIOUS LESSONS ABOUT THIS TOPIC. ESPECIALLY NEW FOLLOWERS, SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS TECHNIQUE THAT I LEARNED FROM THE GREAT CHARLIE BANACOS, WHO TAUGHT ME ALL I KNOW ABOUT IMPROVISATION!

AS I SAID DURING PAST LESSONS, I ADAPTED THIS TECHNIQUE TO THE BASS, USING CHARLIE’S IDEAS, BUT CHANGED SOME THINGS… THEN I TRIED IT FIRST FOR MYSELF AND THEN FOR MY STUDENTS… IN THE BEGINNING, NO ONE WAS ABLE TO PLAY IT VERY, VERY FAST!

TODAY I WILL SHOW YOU AGAIN THE MINOR WITH A MAJ 7TH CHORD… FOR EXAMPLE IN C IS WRITTEN Cmin maj7. (GO TO LESSON 1 FOR A COMPLETE CHART) WITH THIS LESSON, WE WILL APPLY CHROMATICS TO THIS PARTICULAR VOICING.THE SOUND OF THIS CHORD IS TRULY INTERESTING.

OK, NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT!

1) TAKE THE EXERCISE…

CHROMATIC APPROACHES-NOV2013

WHAT HAPPENS HERE? I USE A Cmin maj7 ARPEGGIO. YOU HAVE TO APPROACH CHROMATICALLY EVERY NOTE IN THE ARPEGGIO FROM THE LOWEST NOTE TO THE HIGHEST NOTE THAT YOU FIND IN YOUR INSTRUMENT (THIS IS WRITTEN FOR A 24 FRET 4 STRING BASS, BUT YOU CAN ADAPT IT TO EVERY BASS!

REMEMBER: DO NOT USE A METRONOME! ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE THE EXERCISE “UNDER YOUR FINGERS”, CAN YOU USE A METRONOME.

AS USUAL PLAY THE EXERCISE AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

2) TRANSPOSE THE EXERCISE IN ALL KEYS!

(REMEMBER: NO PAIN NO GAIN 🙂

HAVE A GREAT PRACTICE TIME!

CIAO

ANDREA

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Italian

Trending This Week

Bass Social

September Issue

bass-musician-magazine-for bass players

Platinum VIPS | Gold VIPS
To Top
×
Subscribe to Bass Musician
Expect Cool Bass News