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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Walking Bass: Cells Based on Scale Degrees & Chord Tones –Amin7

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
now we have A minor 7.
So for a second, we moved away from
the dominant 7 sound, so we have root 5.
Well root minor 3rd, 5 flat 7.
1 flat 3, 5 flat 7 on the scale.
So in A minor that's A, C, E and G.
So in different ways we're
gonna combine these sounds.
Here's the first one root,
5th flat 7, root.
Again, we like that one,
now here's the root,
the 2nd, the 3rd and the 5th.
[MUSIC]
Here's the root,
the 5th, and the 10th,
this is the minor 10th now.
Root 5, 10, 5.
[MUSIC]
How about root, flat 7, 5 flat 3?
[MUSIC]
Or, root,
octave, flat 7, root.
[MUSIC]
Okay, so
you get the idea.
Again, there's many more
of these cells on the page.
12 of them have the numbers and
the letters written above them.
I want you to do the rest.
Once you get these ideas in your head,
these little patterns,
these little blocks of
harmony in your hands so
that you can learn the idea of
why walking lines make sense.
These little cells when
you combine them and
mix them and match them create
a beautiful architecture.
It spells out the chord sound and
it's like a little counter-melody
on the bottom of the music.
So, A minor 7 cells.
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