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Chord tones, scales and chromatics

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by markjsmithbass, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. I've finally got round to doing a lesson on how chord tones, scales and chromatics can be incorporated into your playing. You hear everyone (including myself) harping on and on about learning chord tones first and foremost but that's often as far as it goes. That doesn't help with understanding how every other note can be thrown into the mix. I know this subject gets thrashed out a lot on TB so I thought I'd share it:

    It's obviously not exhaustive given that it's a half hour lesson. But hopefully it helps to introduce a few different concepts and provide a slightly different perspective.

  2. As always well done and thanks for your input.
  3. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    This is another great video you have made. Thanks for posting it!
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  4. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    Mark, I think you just covered 90% of the theory bass players need to know in one lesson.
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  5. Flatwoundround


    May 18, 2014
    Mark, you are awesome! Your lessons help me out so much. I really enjoyed this and the tapping and walking bass lessons. You are a great player and great teacher.
  6. Thank you kindly
  7. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    You know, I finally took a look at this one, and no surprise there - good job as usual! What I really like about your instruction is that you put the theory into practice immediately, and in a way that sounds excellent.
    To cut a long story short - I also registered and joined your community (again, finally). Your website may be the best free bass resource on the web right now.
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    It's amazing to see how many subscribers you've got!

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