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Jazz Bass Lessons: Etude 21: E Minor

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This one's in E minor and
the rhythm section starts
out swinging right away.
The quarter notes on the ride cymbal,
you hear bang-bang-ga-dang-dang.
So learn the melody.
On this one we haven't gone into
detail yet about walking bass.
So if you don't feel comfortable trying
to walk four the bar, that's okay,
you can play in two still.
Or, if you're feeling like you
wanna take a little adventure,
try to play four to the bar and
using notes.
You know the scales now, so
there's really only minor and
major chords in this pretty much.
So if you wanna by ear
try to fool around and
try to play four to the bar I think this
is an excellent thing for you to try now.
You've been doing a lot of technical
formation, you know your scales, and
we're all down here in
the lower position so
it's not like you have to
play all over the bass yet.
But what I'd like you to start doing
is be adventuresome, and not worry.
You don't have to be perfect.
I'd like you to even take chances and
try things that you don't
know if it's gonna work.
So that you get freer experimenting,
and you enjoy the process
of learning how to play and not putting
that weight and pressure on yourself.
Like I gotta be able to
do it perfect right now.
So, this is a fun one.
This is in E minor and they're swinging.
The is a great Adam Cruz,
terrific drummer and Jon Cowherd on piano.
It's a fun rhythm section to play with.
So, here we go, E minor.