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How To Play Jazz Standards On The Bass Guitar

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Hey Groove Masters – it’s time to talk about how to play jazz standards on the bass guitar!

Learning to play jazz can be one of the keys to unlocking the bass guitar once and for all for many players. It’s a massively exciting form of music with huge amounts of artistic freedom but also huge amounts of structure.

Understanding that structure and how it relates to what other musicians play is fundamental to getting inside it.

I’m a huge believer that even if jazz isn’t your main passion understanding how this music works will help you play your favourite styles of music even better.

In this lesson I take apart the most common structure you’ll find in this idiom and introduce you to the world of ‘Jazz Standards’

In this lesson you'll learn:

  • The key differences between the structure of jazz standards and pop songs
  • The common musical elements found in a jazz piece
  • What our key role as bass players is in a jazz setting…

As always, keep groovin' hard.


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