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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Creating Chords for Bass [FREE]


Have you ever wondered how to just "create" a chord progression out of thin air? It's easier than you think! First, decide on a key (....duh?), and then simply go through the notes within the scale and start arranging the chords that are native to that key.

Okay, that's already starting to sound like a foreign language - look no further than this lesson from the archives showing you how to create a clear and easy-to-understand "chord bank" and how to choose chords from there. Better yet? This can all be utilized on an extended-range bass to create beautiful solo bass pieces and chord structures. Double whammy, right?

In this lesson, you'll learn how to:

1. Create a "chord bank" comprising of 14 different chords that work together

2. Understand why these chordwork together and their relation to one another

3. Use "out of key" chords borrowed from the "sister scale" of a given key

4. Create massive tension and resolve within these same 14 chords

5. Construct chords for extended-range basses with additional tips

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