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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 19: F Sharp Minor

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This Etude is
in F sharp minor.
Likewise, close to some of the other keys
we've been dealing with in the sharp end
of things.
This one is a kind of
a straight eighth feeling.
It's not a swing feeling,
it's not the triplet swing so much.
And if you wanna check
this kind of music out,
there are some beautiful records made in
the 70s on a record label called ECM.
And there are artists like Pat Metheney,
Keith Jarrett did records and
there's a lot of straight eighth
playing but it's kinda loose and
flowing with drummers like
Jack Dejohnette or John Christianson.
And it's some beautiful also, bass playing
by Dave Holland on some of these records,
and also Pallle Danielson,
a Swedish bass player who's fantastic.
So this is kind of a more open kind of
rhythm so work on the melody on this.
And then, if you wanna try your hand
at playing some long sustained notes,
on the third time through,
I'll give you an idea of what
that would sound and look like.
Okay, F sharp minor.