Soloing Concepts For Electric Bass

Improve your soloing on electric bass as well as your general musicianship and technique!

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About soloing concepts for electric bass

This Course is designed to improve your soloing on electric bass by developing your general musicianship, knowledge/application of harmony and your technique through learning musicial content! It is divided into sections with different musical substance to guide you through in a comprehensive step by step fashion. The drum parts of the playalongs have been recorded by the incredible film sessions player Mike Smith, a great opportunity to play along with a world class drummer.

What you will learn from this course

  • How to get the most musical knowledge out of the course
  • All associated 2 or more octave scales and arpeggios with the chord progression of Autumn Leaves
  • A comprehensive explanation of the role of guide tones within chords
  • Voice leading to connect chords smoothly
  • A substantial phrase library giving you different options of creating solo lines
  • Chromatic concepts to enhance your melodic playing
  • Rhythmic variations

What is included in soloing concepts for electric bass

  • 28 lessons
  • 30 downloadable sheet music¬†
  • 17 playalongs with world class film session drummer Mike Smith in adjustable¬†tempos
  • Lifetime access
  • Intermediate to advanced level
  • Personal contact with a complimentery Bass booster video exchange lesson

Course structure

Introduction - An introduction to soloing concepts for electric bass based on Autumn Leaves

How to use this course - A thorough overview of how to get the best results of this course
Using the playalongs - This is a detailed explanation of how to use the playalongs
Using the sheet music - This is a demonstration of how to use the sheet music

Scales, arpeggios, guide tones - In this section we will look at the scales, arpeggios and guide tones in Autumn Leaves

Chords first A parts - This is a detailed account of the chord progression for the first A sections
Scales and arpeggios part 1 - Become familiar with the scales and arpeggios available
Scales and arpeggios part 2 - More familiarisation of scales and arpeggios for use with Autumn Leaves
Scales and arpeggios part 3 - Further familiarisation of scales and arpeggios for use with Autumn Leaves
Role of the 3rd
Role of the 7th - This lesson walks you through the guide tones, 3rd and 7th notes of each chord, focusing in on the 7th
7th: Example 1 - This is example 1 to highlight the role of the 7th with the 3rd for voice leading between chords
7th: Example 2 and bonus solo - Here is example 2, a bonus solo to demonstrate the role of the 7th for voice leading between chords

Solo phrases first 8 bars

Phrase 1 - This is an ascending phrase utilising most of the fingerboard with several examples of 7th to 3rd voice leading between chords
Phrase 2 - A descending phrase following up from phrase 1
Phrase 3 - The line introduces a new melodic concept, the Enclosure
Phrase 4 - Introducing a new melodic concept: taking the structure of a motif and applying it over different notes of the chord
Phrase 5 - This uses the same melodic structure throughout the chord progression
Phrase 6 - This a descending phrase used as an answer to phrase 5
Phrase 7 explanation - A 2 bar phrase with continuous 8th notes
Phrase 7 - A breakdown of the line chord by chord
Phrase 8 explanation - This phrase is based on an ascending-descending scale pattern.
Phrase 8 - Here is the breakdown of the line chord by chord.

Solo phrases last 8 bars

Chords last A part - This lesson is a detailed account of the chord progression for the last 8 bars.
Phrase 9 - This phrase introduces rhythmic variation with tied notes, ties going over the barline and motifs starting on off beats
Phrase 10 - This expands the melody by adding chromatic approach and passing tones
Phrase 11 - Tying short motifs together into a longer phrase is a great device for creating musical sentences/lines
Phrase 12 - This phrase is a melodic and rhythmic variation/extended version of phrase 11.
Phrase 12 rhythmic figures - This lesson is a thorough explanation of the rhythmic values found in phrase 12.


Course summary - A quick summary of the course with valuable Practice Advice. Remember, we have covered a lot of musical content in this course and it will be hard to digest it all at once
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