Ch08 Putting the chords together

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites An example of putting the chord shapes together with chords similar to the verse from the tune Autumn Leaves here played in G minor Find some other songs to play over - the Jazz Real book is a good place to start Chords are Cm7 | F7 | BbMaj7 | EbMaj7 | Am7b5 | D7 | Gm7 | G7 | Cm7 | F7 | BbMaj7 | EbMaj7 | Am7b5 | D7 | Gm7 | Gm7 || The Bossa nova rhythm plucking im using for this: (video on the way)

KBass said,

April 10, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

wow obviously i didnt read the sub heading zzz

KBass said,

April 9, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

this sounds really similar to the ‘Autumn Leaves’ is it just me?

st170dan said,

September 22, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

nice video, good selection of chords to play with. gona have to have a crack at that!!

oray_gates said,

May 15, 2010 @ 9:28 am

i like this one dude….:lol

parzival6 said,

November 29, 2009 @ 1:45 am

Thank you for the lesson. The chord shapes helped me understand the note interval for different chords. I like the jazz sound.

muzzix said,

October 16, 2009 @ 1:29 am

man I just found about this marloweDK, man you are sick on the bass! This stuff have given me more work out and groove material than a year of bass lessons. I will be here everyday!!! Thanks for making this stuff come to life!


June 24, 2009 @ 5:01 am

o yeah

bass123man said,

March 1, 2009 @ 4:49 am

hello, i go to a special magnet arts high school by audition for bass, one of my specialties is jazz, this man from the thelonius (spelling?) monk institute came to my school and dropped off packets for jazz walking bass lines, in it is a section on autumn leaves, i think i can get the packet in computer format and send it to you if you would like a copy, its extremely helpfull
autumn leaves walking pattern: cycle, cycle, cycle, tritone, alt. cycle, alt. cycle, octave, alt. cycle

Sure man thx, i’d like that

Nigel Tailwind said,

February 15, 2009 @ 2:39 pm


Thanks for time well spent learning.

bmazzola said,

February 14, 2009 @ 1:39 am

What are some good books that you can recommend on playing chords on the bass like your lesson shows?

Great job and thanks.

Dunno, but the rest of the chord videos in this series, then youll know as much as me;-)

leonardomuzzu said,

December 21, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

Hi Marlowe tank you for all yours nice lessons.
have e nice x mas and happy new year

nleearcher said,

December 17, 2008 @ 7:44 am

Great lesson mate – perfect how it built with the previous lessons and then put into practice. Thanks!!!

soccerjmp said,

November 23, 2008 @ 5:02 am

finally got it down TY soo much man

pimpfest said,

November 20, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

this was a very helpful exercise. even my girly fingers could do it after an hour of playing.
Uhm, girly?;-)

Bassmasta said,

October 8, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

I bow to Marlowe!This rox dude…btw i am begginer so this helped me a lot 😀

stejam said,

September 23, 2008 @ 11:25 am

Been having fun with this one….you can also play alternating root/fifth on a large part of the chords – even more fun. You have a great site Marlowe:-)

gasmandan said,

September 22, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

been playin stuff from tabs for around 6months while tryin to teach myself the theory side of things and just been confusing myself. just watched the vid on ideas for basslines (3rds 5ths etc) and somethin just clicked! now with this progression list, iv got somethin to play around with. thanks for the lesson, really appreciate the time you take to do this

sugarbass said,

September 19, 2008 @ 12:37 am

Just thank u to help me to understand a lot of things. Very nice and interesting sequence, have u got some others examples of chords progression ???
Not on video, but “Real book” (most jazz standards) is a good place to start

nv043 said,

August 29, 2008 @ 1:14 am

Marlowe, I have a realy hard time comprehending chord progressions. About all I understand is I-IV-V. How do you know to go from a Cmin7 to an F7, from there to a BbMaj7, and so on. Is it just from experience with playing around and see which chords fit best?
Im not not making it up, its standard chord progressions for many jazz/pop songs – learn the songs – learn the progressions – its a matter of memory first and foremost

mattchuk93 said,

August 21, 2008 @ 5:21 am

i cant find autumn leaves chords anywhere dans le monde
thank you so much
and it sounds great

chips said,

August 21, 2008 @ 1:47 am

great. I have spent some time learning this chord sequence & I recorded it with garageband.
Now I’m playing around with creating some walking basslines over the top…would love to hear some of your walking lines for this & in general.
Im not a jazz player per se, but i guess i could do some walking bass lessons sometime

simonj said,

August 20, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

Really nice sequence Marlowe.


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