The bass part for House of the Rising Sun is as simple as it gets. But what's interesting is the improvisational possibilities that the harmony of the song provides. I'll show you how to use the harmonic minor scale along with the normal minor scale in A to improvise on this song.
This is the beginning of some advanced music theory lessons in the form of extended chord forms. I will talk about the '9', '11', and '13' chord tones or 'tensions'. This is an introduction to these concepts.
In this lesson, I will show you how chord symbols relate to Roman Numeral symbols. The chord number system is popular in Nashville recording scenes as it makes it easy to change keys for the singer in the band.
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.
In this lesson will start learning the Boston hit from the 80's, "More Than a Feeling". I've done an exhaustive note-by-note chart for this song as so many have been interested in a real transcription of the classic bass part. Here's part 1 of 3.
In this lesson I will go over some of the more common structures of songs, their parts and how they are often referred to. This is just some helpful information for those who are not familiar with terms such as verse, chorus, and bridge. I will discuss a basic pop song form, AABA jazz standard and verse refrain types of arrangements.
In this lesson we will continue learning the notes of the bass neck starting at the fifth fret and going all the way to the 12th fret which is the octave. At this point, all the notes start repeating their pattern from the first fret.