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Jazz Improvisation for Bass with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Lines In Action Part 2

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

IT’S REALLY COOL TO BE HERE AGAIN!

THANK YOU FOR THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT MY LESSONS. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A LONG COURSE ABOUT JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR BASS. I STARTED THESE LESSONS IN NOVEMBER 2008… IT’S REALLY A LONG RUN MY FRIENDS!

IN PAST LESSONS, WE HAVE WORKED OVER CHORDS, THE BASS FINGERBOARD, EAR TRAINING, CHROMATIC APPROACHES, PLUS VARIOUS SUGGESTIONS ABOUT TECHNIQUE AND TRANSCRIPTIONS. SO IF YOU ARE A NEW FOLLOWER, PLEASE CHECK ALL PAST LESSONS. YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE MAGAZINE OR ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE.

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 GO BACK TO MINOR 7TH CHORD (in key of c : C Eb G Bb). THIS IS THE SECOND CHORD OF THIS GROUP OF LESSONS AND I HAVE WRITTEN A NEW LINE FOR YOU USING CHROMATIC APPROACHES. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN USE CHROMATICS TO APPROACH ALL CHORD TONES!

IN THE PAST LESSONS I USED ONLY ONE TYPE OF CHROMATIC APPROACH, BUT NOW YOU CAN TRY TO USE MORE COMBINATIONS OF NOTES. IN FOLLOWING LESSONS WE WILL USE THIS KIND OF  LINE OVER ALL CHORD TYPES, SO YOU’LL ADAPT THE NOTES TO VARIOUS CHORD TONES.

OK, IT’S TIME FOR USUAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

1) STUDY THE EXERCISE.

Chromatic approaches in action part2 ANDREA FASCETTI

WHAT HAPPENS HERE? I WROTE A VERY EASY TWO CHORD VAMP JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN PLAY A SIMPLE SOLO OVER  MINOR 7TH CHORDS LINE USING CHROMATIC APPROACHES. REMEMBER: DO NOT USE A METRONOME! ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE THE EXERCISE “UNDER YOUR FINGERS”, SHOULD YOU USE ONE. 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 PRIMARY!

…AS USUAL, IT’S ALL HARD WORK 🙂

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GOOD PRACTICE TIME!

ANDREA

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