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Bass notes and runs changing chords

Bass notes and runs changing chords

Hi I'm not sure I'm using the right lingo - I'm looking to learn how to use play some walking notes in between changing chords that lead to or from the chord I want to play - is there a site someone here could recommend that shows had some good videos on this? Not quite sure what to look for. Tx.

Posted 1 year ago by Pat Faldetta - 2 replies

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Hey Pat,
Go to you tube search for guitar runs or licks. They have many instructional videos on playing guitar.

Reply posted 1 year ago by Rick Tedder

Say hey Pat,
Excellent question!
First need to know the key the cord is in. And then make runs in the scale between the chord transitions, and ending where your fingers are in position for the next chord.

Let’s say you are playing the C, F, and G (in whatever progression that sounds good to your ear). These chords, the C, F, & G are in the key of C as follows:
C Dm Em F G Am Bm-dim
(I) (ii) (iii) (IV) (V) (vi) (vii-dim)

If you know your scales, you would make a run of notes (melodically, from the C scale – nothing is sharp or flat) between the chords.

You can apply this fromula to any key of the 12 keys.

Challenge: Play each of the seven chords in the key of C (above), mixing it up a bit until you have a nice sounding progression (try using all seven chords only once). Except play a B Flat in place of the Bm-diminished. Do this for one hour each day. At the end of the week you will have a nice song. Now play the C-Scale runs between the chord transitions. You can make music. See how easy it is, man!

Cheers mate.

Reply posted 1 year ago by Jim Lair

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