Re: More Melodic Basslines??????

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Posted by paige on July 06, 2000 at 14:38:34:

In Reply to: More Melodic Basslines?????? posted by Ted on June 21, 2000 at 12:41:05:

:I've been practicing the line, but I would like if someone could please show me a couple basslines with a greater melody or websites where they have tabs for such basslines. I would especially like to learn a couple blues licks. Well thanks for reading and helping me out, if you have any additional suggestions I would really appreciate it.

I would definitely suggest that you learn how chords are put together, and then practice each note of a chord (called an arpeggio) one at a time. The melodies we hear and like almost always come directly out of the chords of the tune. As you learn your way around on these chords and learn where on the bass these notes are, you should start hearing melodic patterns emerging.
This is one direction to go to get fresh ideas..... and it is the way most older jazz players worked with their soloing.

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