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Jazz Improvisation for Bass with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Part 14

Andrea-Fascetti-article-pictireHI MY “BASS FRIENDS” AND COLLEAGUES! IT’S REALLY COOL TO BE HERE AGAIN. BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE IS FANTASTIC. UNBELIEVABLE WORK HERE!

TODAY WE WILL GO ON TO USE THIS COOL TECHNIQUE CALLED CHROMATIC APPROACHES, THAT I LEARNED FROM MY TEACHER CHARLIE BANACOS. I ADAPTED IT TO ELECTRIC BASS USING SOME USEFUL IDEAS.

I RECEIVED SOME PRIVATE EMAILS ABOUT THE USE OF JAZZ  MUSIC AND WHY I ALWAYS TALK ABOUT JAZZ IMPROVISATION. THE REASON IS THAT IN JAZZ MUSIC YOU FIND ALL OF THE TECHNIQUES THAT ALL GREAT BASS IMPROVISERS ARE USING. OBVIOUSLY, AFTER YOU HAVE LEARNED ALL OF THE TECHNIQUES, YOU CAN PLAY THE KIND OF MUSIC YOU PREFER. PLEASE NOTICE THAT GREAT BASS PLAYERS HAVE FANTASTIC JAZZ MUSIC SKILLS!

DURING THE LAST LESSON WE WORKED OVER C7#5 CHORDS. TODAY WE USE C7b5 CHORD (C E Gb Bb), WHICH IS A VERY UNCOMMON CHORD! PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND PAY ATTENTION TO CHORD TONES.

I STRONGLY URGE YOU (AND I KNOW THAT I’M VERY BORING 🙂  TO CHECK ALL OF THE PAST LESSONS TO HAVE A WIDE VIEW AND UNDERSTANDING OF THIS WORK.

IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE LAST LESSON, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE REACH LESSON NUMBER 13. THIS IS A LONG  RUN…SO PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF 🙂

OK… AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR USUAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT!

EXERCISES:

1) TAKE THE EXERCISE. Chromatic approaches tecnique.C7b5 ANDREA FASCETTI – WHAT HAPPENS HERE?I USED A C7b5 ARPEGGIO!

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) TRANPOSE THE EXERCISE IN ALL KEYS!!

3) ANALYZE HOW I USED THE EXERCISE  AND THEN TRY TO WRITE AN EXERCISES ON YOUR OWN!

HOPE YOU PRACTICE THIS STUFF. GIVE ME A CHANCE AND I THINK THAT YOU’LL PLAY BETTER 😉

CIAO

SEE YOU SOON

ANDREA

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