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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Play Along: Moon and Sun

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Okay, this is a little Double Stops
solo piece called Moon and Sun,
it's basically in an open D kind of thing.
It starts with a D minor,
so we're dealing with F,
D, F, A,
moving in thirds in the D minor scale.
And we know this from all
the curriculum that we've had before now.
And this is just a little way to take a
simple piece played in the major section,
minor section of the A in sort of a major.
In the B section.
So it's a way to get you into practicing,
playing a piece where you're gonna derive
the melody and the harmony together.
This is a very simple way of doing it.
It's not real note-y, but
it's getting you to focus on your time and
try to create a little chord
melody piece in a simple modal,
D minor, D major,
that's all we're really dealing with.
In the second time through,
I did some extra bass notes in bar six.
Basically, the music is written,
in bar 6 but I'm going to go.
So I'm going play a C
sharp and and A and C and an A.
bar five will sound like
the second time through.
So, I just added
basically the,
C sharp and the A.
C sharp in the A.
And then C in the A.
here we go.
You can also practice with the metronome,
so it's just clicking on all fours here.
I'm gonna show you, I'm gonna do
them without the metronome for now.
And just try to make you feel as if
there was a click behind me, okay?
All right, here we go.
Moon and Sun.
I took
it up an
Play down again.
Now I
A tag is when you get to the end
of a piece and you sort of,
you've heard many tunes where you
repeat the last four bars three times.
That's called a tag.
This part right here.
the last time.
That's kind of a tag ending.
Okay, so
that's sort of beginning to get you into.
Just sort of chord,
open kind of modal piece.
Where you play the melody, and
you give it a little accompaniment.
And it's a challenge for your time to keep
that quarter note steady the whole time.
It's really good practice.
And you know,
I showed you lots of chord voicing before.
And you can try them with this and
the basic ones that I showed you.
And you know you can fool with things,
experiment, okay?