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Re: Time to learn chord structures!

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Posted by Carol Kaye on February 17, 2000 at 01:53:16:

In Reply to: Re: Time to learn chord structures! posted by Brock on February 15, 2000 at 13:59:48:

: Carol, Thanks for your input. My biggest problem is that sometimes after playing a lot I find myself going back to the same old ideas and I hate that. My plan is to be one of the best out there, if not the best. In order for that to happen I only want to go forward as quick as possible in my playing. You are obviously well known for bass in the music world so maybe you know what i'm talking about. Its like going around in circles in the same patterns. I love it when I hit a day where everything i'm doing sounds good to me, and seems like i've never played it that same way before. And i get in the groove with it.... :) Thats the best feeling in the world. Anyway, i've been playing for 2 years finally, but things are going good. Some guy I'm jammin with now is totally into jazz and I've started listening to it more. Many of the bass players I've heard as a result of this, (Stanley Clarke, Jaco, etc.) have just blown me away. So I think its time I started catching up with them. Reading a response on this board from someone to you, something about the chordal approach was mentioned and it sounded like it really gave this certain person person a different sound. That's cool. Do you know a good tutorial that could open this world up to me... I guess there aren't too many bass players out there these days that use it... hmmmmm....

: Thanks for all your help!

: Brock Richards
Just put out the chordal book, "Jazz Improv For Bass" but you need at least one more book with it "Pro's Jazz Phrases", if you can read notes fairly well, this is a fine book to get you going in the much-needed chordal-approaches, honed from teaching jazz soloing for quite awhile now and has all the fine soloing processes, exercises, lines from the inventive 50s (this is not fusion). Just access my catalog page:

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