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Jazz Improvisation for Bass with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Lines In Action

Andrea-Fascetti-article-pictireHI MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUES,

IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE AGAIN!

I HOPE YOU APPRECIATED MY PAST LESSONS. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A LONG COURSE ABOUT IMPROVISATION, SO STAY TUNED IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR SKILLS IN THIS AREA.

WE WORKED OVER CHORDS, BASS FINGERBOARD, EAR TRAINING, CHROMATIC APPROACHES PLUS VARIOUS SUGGESTIONS ABOUT TECHNIQUE AND TRANSCRIPTIONS .I THINK THAT IF YOU PRACTICED CORRECTLY, YOU REALLY INCREASE YOUR MUSIC SKILLS.

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 OF MY OWN IDEAS.

THIS TIME WE WILL GO BACK TO MAJOR 7TH CHORD (in key of c : C E G B) WHICH IS THE FIRST CHORD OF THIS GROUP OF LESSONS. IN THIS LESSON I BRING YOU A NEW LINE USING CHROMATIC APPROACHES. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN USE CHROMATICS TO APPROACH ALL CHORD TONES! IN THE PAST LESSONS I USED ONLY A TYPE OF CHROMATIC APPROACH, BUT NOW YOU CAN TRY TO USE MORE COMBINATIONS OF NOTES. IN FOLLOWING LESSONS WE USE THIS KIND OF LINE OVER ALL CHORD TYPES, SO YOU WILL ADAPT THE NOTES TO VARIOUS CHORD TONES.

OK, IT’S TIME FOR USUAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

1) TAKE THE EXERCISE. WHAT HAPPENS HERE? I WROTE A VERY EASY TWO CHORD VAMP JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN PLAY A SIMPLE SOLO OVER A MAJ7 CHORDS LINE USING CHROMATIC APPROACHES.

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

AS USUAL PLAY THE EXERCISE AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

2) TRANSPOSE THE EXERCISE IN ALL KEYS!

3) ANALYZE HOW I USED THE NOTES  AND THEN  WRITE AN EXERCISE ON YOUR OWN. IT’S BASIC!

OK. AS USUAL IT’S HARD WORK…….PLEASE DON’T HATE ME 🙂

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GOOD PRACTICE TIME!!!!!

ANDREA

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. NIkola

    January 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    verryy goood 🙂 thank you…

  2. Andrea Fascetti

    Andrea Fascetti

    January 6, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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