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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 3: B Flat Major

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Now we have
an etude in B flat.
Now it has a 6/8 feeling to it.
So remember we talked about.
[SOUND] That triplet feeling.
And also [SOUND] the swing cymbal
beat goes with 6/8.
[SOUND] The Abakua,
it all works together.
So now, when I play this melody,
I'm thinking of the triplets.
So every fill I play sort of
has to be in that feeling.
So in this time when you hear the 6/8
feel think of the rolling 8th notes,
which are like triplets.
[SOUND] That feeling
that has to inform all
the things you play every feel you do,
you have to play inside that rhythm.
So think about that.
If you add something, rhythmically,
the placement is what makes it feel so
right or [LAUGH] if you don't quite get
the placement, it makes it feel wrong.
But, try and experiment.
Again, you don't have to be perfect.
You've got 24 of these
etudes to experiment with.
So this is B-flat major
with a 6/8 feeling.