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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 11: D Major

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This is an etude in D major.
The rhythmic feel that the guys
are playing, is kind of like a bayou.
Bayou is like a Brazilian rhythm,
comes from bahia, which is in the north,
which is more of an Afriacan-influenced,
area of the music.
I mean, Brazilian music is
African-influenced in general, but
in bahia especially.
So, you'll notice the kind of Interesting,
and pulsating kind of rhythmic
thing that Adam is doing.
On the bottom, like the bass part would be
we're gonna get into this later on.
We're gonna have a couple
of different play alongs,
where you're gonna play with bayou rhythm.
So, this is your introduction
to this feeling.
Without having to think about
intellectually, what it is, or anything.
Just listen to it, play by ear,
you got the melody here.
And try to get inside
the feeling of what the drums,
and the pianist are playing.