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Jazz Bass Lessons: 2 Beat Feel Jazz

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I also wanted to mention with
regard to two-beat playing.
We're gonna do a little faster tempo now.
I really recommend that you get
some good New Orleans music.
Listen to Louis Armstrong's recordings.
And the recordings of New Orleans
music with tuba players,
providing the bass function.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band,
those kinds of groups where
the tuba is the bass player.
They're the ones who came up with
incredible two-beat kinda dancing related
to the parades and everything, marching
and that kind of rhythmic feel of the two.
They invented a lot of stuff that I think
the acoustic bass players who came later
on in the music like Pops Foster
in New Orleans, they were,
I'm sure inspired by this.
So, and back in the 20s, 1920s that is,
there were a lot of bass players
that played tuba as well and
even really into when I
was first started playing,
I started probably late 60s and early 70s.
Still there
were bass players who were the generation
above me that played bass and tuba.
They actually doubled on tuba so the
two-feel is definitely connected to that.
So this is a little faster, two-feel with
just a simple half notes and some quarter
notes thrown in and then we're gonna do
the triplet thing on both these tempos.
Okay?
Here we go.
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Now at
this
point
you
might
want
to
send
me a
video
because
we've
been
dealing
with
the
two-feel.
And we've been doing slow tempos,with,
fast tempos, and
we've been doing a straight version
of it so mostly half notes and
some quarter notes over those 2-5
progressions that go through all the keys.
So you might wanna send me
most of the keys or
at the most one time through the sequence.
Before you send it though, check out
what I've said to the other students and
I'll take a look and
I'll give you some feedback.
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