This lesson is part 1 in using the clave to play in odd time signatures. By combining various clave patterns and creating our own we can begin to start feeling time signatures in a far more natural way. Please excuse me trying out the micro q tron envelope filter pedal HA
Here is a lesson on the first 30 seconds of the dirty loops cover of justin bieber’s ‘baby’. A lot of people have been asking for it and I think what these guys are doing is insane so it was good to try and learn some of these bass parts. This is part 1 and [...]
Here are a few random thoughts on transcribing and ways to get the most out of your transcriptions. The process starts when you can hear and play the line but then you should spend most of the time learning how to develop it and use it in every way you can.
Just sharing what I was trying to jam on today. I’m checking out 4 Bars of the Wayne Shorter tune ‘Night Dreamer’ and looking into ways of playing over slash chords. In this tune we have 2 bars of B-7/E followed by 2 bars of C-7/F
Here I look at ways to improve your time feel when playing swing and ways to practice arpeggios while working on common rhythmic subdivisions. I then let you into how I practice these ideas as well as all the ideas I have spoken about in my videos by playing through the A Section of the [...]
Here I look at ways to add percussion and bounce to your lines by using ghost notes and raking. Both these techniques were used extensively by Jaco Pastorious so I suggest you check out the tunes ‘Come on Come Over’ off his album Jaco Pastorius and check out the track ‘Havona’ by Weather Report.
Here we look at ways to solo over two unrelated chords and different ways of creating phrases that develop and progress through the chords in a constantly evolving and logical way.
Here I discuss applying chords to grooves as well as some thoughts on a chordal approach when soloing.
We continue Expanding our knowledge and voicings of Diatonic chords found in the key of G Major.As well as that we look at ways to play 7th chords using 3 note voicings on the bass.