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Soloing and Improvising over multiple chord changes can be a daunting task. It can be challenging to be creative when playing over only one chord, but when there is 2, 3 or even 4 chords it’s easy for your mind to get tied in knots — and instead of making great music, being melodic and hitting some sexy notes ;)… you’re too busy just trying to hit ‘some’ of the right notes and hoping that there’s not too many wrong notes!
In this bass lesson I’m going to introduce you to ‘Shape Shifting’. You’re going to learn how you can alleviate some of the issues you’ll have when playing over chord changes by simply shifting patterns on the fretboard. This can be done on many different chord sequences, but for this lesson we’re going to concentrate on shape shifting over the Major II V I turnaround.
Grab you’re bass and get in the shed! Scott
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A bit about me…
I’ve performed, recorded, shared taxis, vans, planes and boats with players such as, Adrian Ingram, Martin Simpson, Dennis Rollins, Gary Boyle, Neil Brocklebank, The Drifters, The Four Tops, The Nolans, Marisa Turner (Prince, Chaka Kahn), Peter Grant (top 5 jazz artist), Spyro Gyra, Ogie Alcasid, Vina Morales and has performed at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express (London Soho), The 606 Club, The Vortex, Dubai International Jazz festival and Montreal grand prix.
I’ve also studied with an amazing host of world class musicians including Skuli Sverrisson (Allan Holdsworth), Jeff Andrews, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Brad Shepik and Adam Rogers, Gary Willis.