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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Play Along: Baiao (Medium)

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[MUSIC]
Now we turn
to the Baiao.
You kind of have to say it with your nose.
It's a Northern Brazilian rhythm
from Baia, It's very African.
It features a little
triangle part that's very important that
you'll hear Rosario playing on the track.
And it also features a drum
often called the zabumba.
And it's got a real infectious
[SOUND] the bass line is so terrific.
I first learned this when I was playing
with Airto, in my 20s, and he taught
me this rhythm and a lot times interesting
because it has a harmonic content to it.
Usually it has to do with
a dominate seventh with a plus 11.
They liked that chord.
That and a minor chord you hear a lot.
Harmonically, those are the harmonies
that they gravitate towards to go
with this rhythm.
So here we go.
This is a Baiao In the medium tempo.
[MUSIC]