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Jazz Bass Lessons: Play Along: 6/8 Feel

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Now we're going to do a little
faster tempo, the 6/8 feel.
We've talked about the Abakua.
We talked about how it hooks
up with the swing feel.
Now where the Abakua is [SOUND] one,
two, three, four, five, six,
one, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Remember, that's the rhythm
that's so important to the 6/8 feel.
I'm gonna be playing a bass
line that sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
Now, notice how some
of the notes are shorter.
[SOUND] Short, long.
That's really important phrasing for
this kind of music.
Really notice how I'm touching the notes
with my right hand, pulling the sound.
[MUSIC]
Those
articulations.
[MUSIC]
To break it down.
[MUSIC]
Short, long is a very important thing.
[SOUND] Short, long.
[SOUND] The length of
the note means everything
in terms of making the rhythm feel great.
So, let's try the faster 6/8
tempo with the play along.
It's only three chords, it's really only
E minor, A minor and B minor, [LAUGH] so
there's not a lot of harmonic information.
So really concentrate on your sound,
the rhythm, the length of your note, and
you can refer to this video to see how
I'm doing it to really try to catch
the interpretation thing about what
notes are short and what notes are long.
[MUSIC]