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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Play Along: Bolero (Slow)

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Okay, Bolero is like a Latin ballad.
It's a very beautiful form of
great singing, and this one again,
we use the minor blues changes,
but this is a little different.
We do a kind of a minor blues where
you have the one chord as a E-minor,
The IV chord is A-minor, and
it goes back to the E-minor.
And the turnaround in a blues is where
we come back at the last
four bars to the I chord.
In other words, in a 12 bar blues,
the turnaround happens on bars 9 and
10, and then 11, 12 is the I chord again.
So here we have what we
call a flat six which is
in the key of E-minor 7,
the flatted six would be C.
And we have a 13 chord with a plus 11 and
then it goes down to a B7 with a sharp 9,
sharp 5, that's the V chord,
back to the I which is E-minor.
Now, go to the theory section and
check out how we talk about these chords
and all that's inside of them and
you'll get some clarity about what
that means, what I just said.
And you'll hear it now.
You'll hear the sounds in your head.
Just count the bars, and when you're
playing you'll see the C-13 plus 11,
the symbol in front of you,
listen to what the piano is playing.
Try to listen to that carefully and say,
okay, that's what that sounds like.
And then the B7, sharp nine, sharp five,
listen carefully to what the piano
plays and get that sound in your ear.
And in the theory section,
you can get the voicings.
I have given you the voicings there.
Here we go.
Simple bolero.