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Jazz Improvisation for Bass with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Lines In Action Part 3

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

IT’S REALLY COOL TO BE HERE AGAIN!

I HOPE YOU APPRECIATE THESE IMPROVISATION TECNIQUES LESSONS. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A LONG COURSE ABOUT THE ART OF IMPROVISATION. SO STAY TUNED IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR SKILLS IN THIS AREA.

WE WORKED OVER CHORDS, BASS FINGERBOARD, EAR TRAINING AND CHROMATIC APPROACHES, PLUS VARIOUS SUGGESTIONS ABOUT TECNIQUE AND TRASCRIPTIONS. I THINK THAT IF YOU PRACTICED CORRECTLY, YOU HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED YOUR MUSIC SKILLS.

TODAY WE WILL GO ON TO USE THIS COOL TECHNIQUE CALLED, CHROMATIC APPROACHES, WHICH 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 DOMINANT 7TH CHORD (in key of c : C E G Bb), WHICH IS THE THIRD CHORD OF THIS GROUP OF LESSONS. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN USE CHROMATICS TO APPROACH ALL CHORD TONES! IN THE PAST LESSONS ABOUT CHROMATICS I USED ONLY A TYPE OF CHROMATIC APPROACH, BUT NOW YOU CAN TRY TO USE MORE COMBINATIONS OF NOTES. IN THE NEXT LESSONS WE WILL GO ON TO 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 ASSIGMENT:

Chromatic approaches lines in action part3 ANDREA FASCETTI

1) TAKE THE EXERCISE. WHAT HAPPENS HERE? I WROTE A VERY EASY TWO CHORDS VAMP JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN PLAY A SIMPLE SOLO OVER A DOMINANT 7TH CHORD LINE USING CHROMATIC APPROACHES.

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 NOTES AND THEN WRITE AN EXERCISE ON YOUR OWN. IT’S BASIC!

AS USUAL IT’S AN HARD WORK…LET’S GO!!!

 

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GOOD PRACTICE TIME!

 

ANDREA

 

 

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