Ch12 Bassline impro over the C, F, G progression
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Warning! Dont do all of this (maybe 25% of it) in a tune! But use some of the ideas where you feel appropiate
This a continuation of the playing over triads series, go to previous lesson and backing track HERE
In this example i cram almost everything i know in playing the bassline over the progression:
Chordnotes - Major triad 1, 3, 5 sometimes with a 6th added.
Scale notes - When doing the walkup or walkdowns from one chord to the other i just use the notes from C major scale.
Chromatic passing notes in between scale notes - For example, on the F chord, if you are goin from the 3rd A to the 5th C, you can use notes inbetween in passing - A (A# B) C.
Inversions of the chords - the root position of the Major triad (you can add the octave too) is 1, 3, 5, then first inversion 3, 5, 1 and the second inversion 5, 1, 3.
Doublestops (2 note chords) - Playing the root plus the 10th (an octave + a third)
Playing this in a band would surely get me fired for overplaying, but again, its an example of possibilties and inspiration for you to in learning to play over these fairly simple Major chords.
And we havent even touched the use of the 7th, as i basically play over triads with a 6th added here and there, but its the pure major chord sound witch is used a lot in most rock and pop songs.