Volume 13

Walking Bass: Intro

In this lesson, I will introduce the concept of walking bass and how you construct them out of chord tones, scale notes and chromatics.

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Volume 10

Minor Tensions - 9, 11 and 13

I'll show you how to form the minor tensions when creating more advanced chord structures in your bass lines.

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Volume 17

Space Oddity Harmonic Analysis

In this lesson I will take a close look at the bass line Herbie Flowers lays down in Space Oddity and how it relates to the chords of the song. Its a crazy bass line that actually makes sense!

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Volume 10

Major Tensions - 9, #11, 13

I'll go through the common tensions for a major 7th chords. Moving into jazz harmony, many things become more fluid and the 'rules' don't mean as much!

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Volume 10

Altered Tensions of Dominant 7th Chords

I'll show you the tricky business of tensions for dominant 7th chords, which get complex and more interesting sounding as we move forward. These sounds are used in jazz music but also can be found in rock and pop.

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Volume 15

Roundabout P1 of 5

This is part one of the lessons on 'Roundabout' by Yes. Chris Squire created a difficult but rewarding bass line for this classic prog rock tune.

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Volume 13

Walking Bass: 12 Bar with Inversions

In this lesson we'll work with inverted arpeggios to create walking bass lines for 12 bar jazz blues.

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Volume 15

Roundabout P2 of 5

Part two of this epic lesson on 'Roudabout' by Yes.

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Volume 15

Roundabout P4 of 5

Yet another part of this very long song lesson for Yes's Roudabout.

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Volume 15

Roundabout P5 of 5

The last part in a series of lessons on the juggernaut bass part for Yes's Roundabout.

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Volume 17

Moondance Part 1 Van Morrison

In part one of Van Morrison's Moondance, I'll show you a transcription of how John Klingberg plays the bass on the recording along with a somewhat detailed analysis of why certain notes are used with the harmony. This is a great lesson to help expand your walking bass line playing on such a well known tune.

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Volume 15

Roundabout P3 of 5

Part three of 'Roudabout' by Yes. Yup, this is a long one.

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