Theory Forum FAQ and Links
Listed below are a series of topics, and links to previous discussions of same. I'll be adding to this list periodically whenever anyone suggests a new topic that should be covered here. For the sake of housekeeping and cleanliness, I'll be keeping this thread locked and stuck to the top of the forum: so if you have any suggestions or links to send me, please notify me by PM.
NEWBIES: the purpose of this thread is not to discourage posting by new members, but rather to encourage informed posting by new members. Feel free to respond to any of these older threads - if you do, they'll get bumped back to the top and become open discussions again in case you have any questions or anything to add. You are of course also always welcome to start a new thread in any of the forums. Welcome to Talkbass!
N.B. - the links for the MISC forum is the thread I've been dreading trying to figure out how to organize. Since I don't really have any better ideas at the moment, I'll start with some theory links. Special thanks to jazzbo for sending a bunch my way.
(WARNING! Some of these theory links originated in the dreaded BG forums, where FiElDy RuLeZ and smilies run rampant. I'll attempt to differentiate between threads that are clearly BG oriented, and those that are more general in nature so that all of the DB snobs can peruse the links knowingly and thereby avoid those threads marked "BG" if they're afraid of getting hit by a stray freshly-named strap or getting nailed with a KoRn tattoo. If you are one of these people, read all threads marked PLANK at your own risk)
Introduction to Chord/Scale Theory, by Jazzbo(article)
Basic Bass Line Construction: Target-Approach(article)
Altered Dominant Chords: Are b9 and #9 chords interchangeable?
Blue Notes (General)
Diminished Chords/Scales (BG)
Getting Started on BG
Learning Songs by Ear (BG)
Melodic Soloing and Blanket Scales
Melody over Repetitive Chord Structures
Minor Scale Options for Soloing
Scales/Modes: What's the Difference? (BG)
Theory and Ear-Playing (a/k/a "Chet Baker")
Tonal Centers and Modes (BG)
Transcribing Chord Progressions(General)
Transcribing Basslines to Standards
Tune learning: REALLY Learning a Tune
Walking Lines: Chord vs. Key
Walking Lines Theory Question
Walking Lines: Embellishing
Note: If you find a thread here on TB that you think would be a useful addition to this links thread, please PM Sam or myself about it, and we'll add it to the list.
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