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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 10: A Major

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A major.
This etude in A major is
kind of like a medium,
down, kind of open swinger.
So, we wanna make sure that
we phrase in the triplet, and
relax, and get that rolling thing going.
Again, not overplay, but
make sure rhythmically,
we're with that right symbol.
Adam Cruise is laying it down,
and John Coward.
They're playing very rhythmically secure,
sort of setting the table for
us to deliver this melody.
And remember, we're still the singer,
whenever we do these melodic kind of
things, when we have the melody
we've got to be the singer.
And rhythmically, we have to
present the melody in such a way,
even though its all whole notes.
After we play it simply one time,
we have to find ways to make it
sound engaging with phrasing that
comes out of the triplet feel.
A major.