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Electric Bass Lessons: Jazz Blues - Intermediate

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[MUSIC]
Well, you
can walk into any jazz club in the world,
and you'll hear this next form of music.
It's a jazz blues, and I guarantee you
that.
Everybody plays it for a few reasons.
It feels good.
And it sounds great, and it's the language
that's used all over the world.
You say call it blues.
Now the difference between a straight
blues and
then a more jazzy blues, is, the
turnarounds.
And we talked about two five ones earlier.
And that they're using jazz.
I mean, of course, if we're in the key of
A, two five would be the.
[MUSIC]
B to the E, turn around,
B minor seven to the E seven, back to the
A.
So, in regular blues form.
The turnaround is goes from the five to
the four to the one.
So it would be
[MUSIC]
So you get that sound in your mind.
But with the two five one.
[MUSIC]
We
also incorporate the one six two five
progression at the end of it.
The very last bar of the blues so.
[MUSIC]
So again the two five.
And of course in this we will,
most definitely be using the walking
bassline.
And again, I try to emulate the upright.
And that give a little mute to this, to
the note, so.
[MUSIC]
And in this particular instance,
if I'm gonna be walking, I wanna use the
whole bass.
Keep it interesting, so there's lots of
different variations and patterns, and
as the song is going through the normal
ones, and the, the more conventional ones
that you think when you think of a walking
bassline, it's just.
[MUSIC]
So,
from time to time, you'll hear me jump up
to the high register and come down.
[MUSIC]
Skipping around from time to time.
[MUSIC]
You know so
you have all these notes available to use,
so use them and, you know,
you'll hear some of the great bass
players, Ray Brown and.
And Ron Carter, they'll,
they'll play really up high,
so we've used the whole neck and.
I'm listening to the guitar while I'm
playing this song,
and when he plays the melody I, I kinda
listen to the melody see,
if there's any way I can jump in and join
him.
So, at at some point when I, if I feel
like I've learned it enough,
I may just jump in on a few notes with him
as well.
So check out us, playing a jazz blues in
the key of A.
And this is with MT Michael Thompson on
guitar,
and JR John Robertson on drums.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]
So now it's your turn.
You get to jam with MT and JR.
Take my place.
Just don't put me out of a gig, but
I'm ready to hear what you guys are doing
with the jazz, blues walking.
Okay.
So you know the rules,
before you check it out, before you send
it in check out some of the other,
video exchanges with me and the other
students.
And then,
your turn to let me know what you can do
with all those notes on the bass.
Send me the jazz blues version of you
walking.
Can't wait.
[MUSIC]