The Chromatic Approach From Below A device used extensively in jazz walking bass lines. Here we use the approach note a half step below the chord tone. In these examples we will be using non chord tones.
Playing along to the transcription is an excellent way to practice your reading skills and train your ear and progress from reading tab to reading standard notation.
When you’ve finished practicing the lesson, test your knowledge of the lesson material by doing the worksheet provided. Highly recommended.
Suitable for players of all levels.
Materials included in lesson 7
Link to lesson video – The Chromatic Approach From Below (3.56min)
Downloadable PDF of Transcribed bass line for your music stand
Downloadable PDF of Worksheet to test your knowledge and find out what you need to work on.
This lesson is an excerpt from the Walking Bass Workshop Series – Part 1 The Blues.
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