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    Bass Chords #4

    In this final Chords lesson, I step you though playing “lush” triads on the bass, how through adding the fifth you can really beef up the sound of the classic 10th & root combination. I also look at playing over open strings, a beautiful sound …

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    Bass Chords #3

    Here I take you through what I like to call “expensive” chords. I take a look at the Sus chords, minor and major 9 chords, and get you thinking about new ways in which to stretch those hands!
    As well, I’ve tracked down the article I …

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    Bass Chords #2

    In this lesson, I look at the Minor 7 chord and take you through creating a II-V-I progression on the bass. As well, I’ve tracked down the article I wrote years ago for Canadian Musician Magazine on playing chords on the bass. It makes a …

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    Melodic Minor Scale #5

    In the fifth video of the Melodic Minor series, I take a look at the min7b5 chord and its use in a minor two-five-one. I show you how to think in minor thirds when “accessing” the melodic minor sounds of the min7b5 and dominant 7th …

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    Bass Chords #1

    In this lesson (part 1 of 4), I show you how to play chords on your bass by utilizing “available string” patterns; handy when needing to move from chord to chord. I take a look at Major 7 shapes and Dominant 7 shapes, and then …

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    Melodic Minor Scale #4

    So, I decided to go back in and re-shoot the melodic minor lessons. First off, the sound was terrible back when the last melodic minor lessons were filmed, and I wanted to fix that. Second, the Melodic Minor lessons proved to be very popular (even …

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    Melodic Minor Scale #3

    So, I decided to go back in and re-shoot the melodic minor lessons. First off, the sound was terrible back when the last melodic minor lessons were filmed, and I wanted to fix that. Second, the Melodic Minor lessons proved to be very popular (even …

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