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Bass Lines With Jaime Vazquez: Grooving with the Melody – Part I

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Hello my friends! Thanks for all your support! I appreciate it! For this month I got something very cool for you. Did you know you can make a groove using a melody? Yes you can. This is something that I like to do as a soloist. The idea is to play the lead voice without losing your role as a bass player at the same time. It’s a lot of fun to play because you’re adding more flavor to the melody. Here’s an example of what I’m doing with the jazz standard called Cottontail by Duke Ellington. I’m recording it as a cha-cha-cha (a style of Cuban music). Enjoy!

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Jossy

    February 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Muy interesante la leccion. Una perspectiva bien diferente de la funcion del instrumento. Exito y adelante siempre!

  2. Alexandra

    February 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’m very anxious for Part II.

  3. Louis

    February 19, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Cool lesson Bass Master! Hope to see some video lessons…

  4. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez

    March 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Thanks for all your SUPPORT! I appreciate it! 😉

  5. Yarra

    March 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Jaime… You are amazing! I learn a lot from you. Keep it up!! Thank’s for everything. You’re superb!

  6. Bernadette

    March 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

    LOL. Amazing!

  7. Rick Evans

    April 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Good idea Jaime! I love Cottontail, you’re version is GREAT! I’m ready for PART II.

  8. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez

    April 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks Rick! Part II is Ready for the next issue! 😉

  9. Diana

    April 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    The sexiest bass player in the community. Bass Lines is HOT!

  10. Lisa Garcia

    April 18, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Yes! It’s true! Jaime is a very sexy bass player! You have to see it performance live! You will love him!

  11. Carla

    April 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

    There’s no doubt about it. Jaime is an amazing bass player, musician and his sexy and hot too! I love it!

  12. Enrique Laracuente

    April 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Very cool lesson! Grooving with the melody will increase the music vibe of the song. Amazing idea!

  13. Phil

    April 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Quiero coger clases de bajo con usted!
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  14. Mariam

    April 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    MAESTRO JAIME! You are the JEDI of BASS! Thanks for your amazing lessons, ideas, tips, etc. BMM are with the best.

  15. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez

    April 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Thank you very much for your all comments! It’s a great honor for me to be here! Thanks to BMM! I am here to help you and guide you to play our favorite instrument: THE BASS! Enjoy!

  16. Bass Bond 007

    April 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    BASS LINES RULES! Keep the BEST! Jaime my respects to you! Thank you for another great lesson!

  17. Leslie

    April 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Yes! A few hours to see Part II…

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