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One Chord (Tonality) Jam, you pick the key.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BbBlues, May 1, 2009.


  1. BbBlues

    BbBlues

    Jan 6, 2008
    Saratoga, NY
    One Chord (Tonality) Jam, you pick the key.

    I pick Dm7. Grooving the D and C on the A string then dropping down to low F and walking back up is “Home” for me.
     
  2. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    I just stole that from you. Thanks. So, +1.

    --Bomb :bassist:
     
  3. Grayson C.

    Grayson C.

    Dec 21, 2008
    Could you describe to me exactly what you mean by this? I can jam over a Dm easily enough, but it just occured to me - I have no idea what a dm7 is. Rather, I know what it sounds like compared to a Dm, but not how to achieve it on anything other than guitar chords
     
  4. bearshimmy

    bearshimmy

    Feb 14, 2005
    dm7 is a dm with an added 7th, as a bassist you don't really need to pay attention to it. But it's nice to throw in when you're walking, the 7th is not a leading tone however, but the b7 that occurs in the natural minor scale.
     
  5. Grayson C.

    Grayson C.

    Dec 21, 2008
    Alright that's sort of what I was thinking - but isn't the 7th on a dm scale a c? What does a b7 mean? (edit: unless it just means bmaj7, I get that well enough, but not how it applies to a dm7)
     
  6. bearshimmy

    bearshimmy

    Feb 14, 2005
    7th on Dm7 is indeed C

    b7 is different from bmaj7

    b7 is a flat 7 whereas the bmaj7 uses the leading tone 7th (half step down from the root)

    Typically when there is a maj written in conjunction with a 7th it is explaining how that 7th relates to the triad
     
  7. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    fail-owned-phone-fail.
     

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