Wednesday, June 27, 2012

JEFF BERLIN Chord Tone Bass Solo

Jeff Berlin recently posted a bass guitar lesson through his Players School of Music YouTube Channel. He shows the difference between playing scales versus chord tones on bass to represent harmony and chord changes when playing a bass solo, in the context of a blues in E. Jeff qualifies his lesson intermediate to advanced. I liked the sound that he got from using chord tones in his solo, so I went ahead and transcribed it right away and learned it. You can find my transcription below Jeff's video. Enjoy and happy shedding!

JEFF BERLIN Chord Tone Bass Solo over Blues in E

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  1. Thanks for the transcription ... practicing this one tonight.

  2. You're welcome! Have fun with it...