Since music is an aural art, it is essential that musicians possess well-trained ears. With accurate relative pitch, you will be able to instantly recognize the quality of different chords, and by attaining a high level of relative pitch, you will enhance your ability to improvise, transcribe, transpose, tune your instrument with greater precision, memorize music more easily, and perform with greater confidence.
You can improve your relative pitch by utilizing a very simple 3-step exercise that you can apply to practically everything you play on your instrument including intervals, triads, arpeggiated seventh chords, scales, and more. To demonstrate how this exercise works, we will use the interval of a perfect fifth. On your bass, you can start this exercise with the note C at the third fret of the A-string. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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Jazz Improvisation is a comprehensive 20-lesson course that will help you acquire the essential skills which are necessary to connect your ears to the fingerboard, develop ideas, and communicate more fluently through the language of improvisation. Featuring dozens of fretboard diagrams and play-along tracks with exercises written in standard notation and tablature, topics covered include practice techniques, ear training, scales, modes, chords, passing notes, approach note techniques, and chord tone soloing. After completing this course, you will have expanded your fretboard familiarity, broadened your knowledge of chord/scale theory, increased your technical proficiency on the instrument, and become more productive in your practice sessions. You will possess the fundamental tools that are required to improvise great bass lines and solos on any chord type, chord progression, or song form in the jazz repertoire. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!