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Jazz Bass Lessons: Introduction to 2 Feel Jazz

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Now I'd like to to talk about
the 2 Feel in jazz, and
really get more specific.
We've talked a little bit about it before.
We've done a little bit in the earlier
curriculum, in the beginners.
Now, I want to focus in a very
pointed way on the two feel.
First we're gonna go through a cycle, and
you have the printed cycle of two,
five progressions.
That's the two chord in every
key is a minor seventh chord.
We spoke a little bit in the theory,
and we'll do it some more.
I'll go over these with you in the theory.
In the key of C major,
the chord would be a D minor and
the five chord would be a G seven.
This progression is very common in jazz
it's a very basic building block for
jazz so we're going to,
as we develop our two feel and
later the walking bas feel, we're going
to use the two five progression to do it.
Cuz there's so
many tunes in the classic tin pan alley
age of the Great American Song Book.
All the Cole Porter and
Jerome Curen and so
many tunes have this as a basic
part of their progressions.
So, we're going to do a 2-Feel,
which means we're going to be doing very
simple half notes and some quarter notes.
That's what I'm gonna give you first and
I want you to listen to what I'm doing.
I'll do it simply.
I don't believe there's a PDF for
this so you'll just have to watch and
learn and copy some of the things
I'm doing and make it very simple.
But you'll see as you look
at your music that the roots
are being heavily featured
as the chord changes.
Roots, fifths, octaves,
thirds and sevenths,
those are the main things that
we're going to be doing here.
And then we'll embellish on that
when we get into the triplet 2-Feel.
Now we're gonna do two tempos through
this sheet of two five progressions in
the 2-Feel.