Do you wish you could get your listeners to hear the chord changes for all your bass solos?
Here’s the key ingredient: inner voice movement.
The inner voice movement gives you a strong melody that sounds out the changes.
In this bass lesson, you’ll learn how to find the inner voice movement in chord progressions. You’ll use then use it as frameworks for creating strong melodies on the bass.
Here’s the secret to creating strong melodies on the bass
The “voices” in a chord are the chord tones that are being played to make up that chord.
In any chord progression, these voices will pull to the next closest voice.
Inner Voice Movement is the movement of inner chord voicings from one voice to the next.
If you play the inner voice movement, you’ll end up with a simple melody. This can be a framework for creating a strong bass melody.
In a previous bass lesson, I introduced the concept of the Rock Climbing Method.
You can use the Rock Climbing Method to find the inner voice movements of a chord progression. You’ll now have a framework for creating strong sounding bass melody.
If you practice this a lot, you’ll start hearing inner voice movement on your own. You can play these melodies when you’re walking a bass line too. And, it can help you navigate through a tune. Since the melody is strong by itself, you’ll sound right.
Here’s one thing to keep in mind when you’re practicing this on the bass:
Let your ears be the guide. A chord chart might wrong. It is often wrong. So, if your ears hear a different melody than what the paper says, play what you hear. You’ll sound right.
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