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Extended Chord Forms - Tensions

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.

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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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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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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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Slapping Tricks - #1

In this technique lesson, I will show you a fundamental slapping technique that can be used in just about any situation, involving a pop with hammer-on to a slap in octaves.

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Slapping Tricks - #2

Slap with a hammer on that goes to a pop. This is a simple and fundamental slapping technique that will form part of the foundation for many bass lines.

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Slapping Tricks - #3

Triplet slap and hammer on to a pop.... I'll show you another more flashy slapping technique that shows off a bit more speed. The technique can be added as a flourish or as a basic component of a slap bass line.

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Lying Eyes - Eagles

I will show you the classic country flavored rock tune by the Eagles

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No Woman No Cry - Marley

A simple reggae tune to play that is also a classic from Bob Marley. This version might be a bit out of tune with popular recordings as they are tuned non-standard.

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Rude - Magic

I'll teach you how to play the reggae flavored pop tune by Magic. This is a fun and deep bass line.

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