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Jazz Bass Lessons: Play Along: "Daughters"

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This next piece
is Daughters.
This is one of those medium,
real swinging kind of tunes.
I tried to have a lyrical melody,
that's kinda like, you know, if you want
to listen to music like this, get Mosaic
by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
And listen to some of the tunes that Wayne
Shorter wrote in that period in the 60s.
It's that kinda swinging.
The melodies have lyrical melodies
that aren't too busy sounding.
So what I was trying to
illustrate here is how to play
in a nice two feel under the melody
with some nice triplet fills,
and a real dig in kind of
walking that's really solid.
When I'm walking, I'm not doing that many
fills, but I have the real triplet feel,
and I'm sometimes going
Playing actually the first and
the third note of the triplet
So it's kind of a driving forward motion,
kind of walking,
in that medium tempo zone.
Then, on the solo I'm really trying to
use the melody a little bit in my solo.
And I'm really playing in that
Bebop tradition, which you can.
You know, it's that rhythmic
style in the triplet field.
It's harmonically playing in
that style over the changes.
And that's something we have
to develop with our ear, and
also by studying the harmony so
that we know what the sounds that
work the best over those chords are.
That's what we're going to go
into in the tutorial that we're
going to do at the piano on this piece.
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