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Jazz Bass Lessons: Elementary Ear Training - Broken Chords and Scalar Movement

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Now, I'd like you to
do a little more singing.
We're going to do some chord
outlining with our voice.
Like basic triad sounds.
We're gonna do E major.
And we're gonna do E minor over the E.
first we're gonna outline
the E major sound.
you can look at your sheet, or
you can just do this by watching me.
that's a major sound.
So, we hold that note.
So that's a major
triad, right?
We've been practicing our triads before,
it's not new.
So that's major
Now, the second one is minor.
the difference
between the
minor and
the major.
We know that from before playing.
Singing, you'll find that
notch in your voice, so
you can hear those intervals, the minor
third as opposed to the major third.
Now, we're going to sing in
a scalar fashion over the low E.
So we're gonna do an E scale.
gonna go
up an octave
See what I did I can't hit
those those really low notes.
So I sang them in here.
The main thing is for
you to be able to sing the major scale
over that, as much of the major scale
that's in your voice that you can do,
that's really important.
Now, let's do it with the minor.
go up an
Now let's do
one more.
Let's try to sing.
We're gonna do the top of the C major.
We're gonna do just a C
major sound over the low E.
Starting from the third.
these are all
the notes in the C
major scale.
When we start on E,
it becomes a minor sound, and
we're gonna talk about why that is later.
But for now,
just sing this sound over it by ear.
Here we go.
So, this
is a good thing for
you to start
Get your voice involved, and
it's gonna help you play better.
You're gonna be able to hear,
what you're playing before you play it.
And play it with more conviction.