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.
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 is an introduction to the Pentatonic Scale. Once you have these shapes under your fingers check out lesson 2 for ways to use Pentatonics to create Bass lines and Solos
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 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.
Here we look at 3 note chords found diatonically in the major scale. These chords are called triads and the chord formula for all Major Scales is the same 1 Major 2 Minor 3 Minor 4 Major 5 Major 6 Minor 7 Diminished Therefore in C Major we have: C Major D Minor E Minor [...]
The following video shows variations on a simple chromatic exercise. These ideas are meant for building dexterity in both hands.
”One thought can produce a million vibrations” CONCEPT #2 So I hope you checked out my first post in this new ”One thought can produce a million vibrations” lesson series. I explained my thought process behind this new set of lessons and the way you can apply simple concepts, thoughts and ideas into your music [...]