Sunday, June 08, 2008

2nd Dominant


As some of you already know, the 5th degree in a Major scale family chord is a dominant chord.
I.e. G7 in the Key of C.

Looking at a common chord progression(1 6 2 5) in key of C , the chords are C Am7 Dm7 G7.

Now, playing the same progression, instead of playing the Am7, play a A7 chord.

You will notice that the voicing is even more jazzy, creating a tension.

That is an example of applying the 2nd dominant.

You can try also changing the Dm7 to a D7 chord, but perhaps play a Am7 instead of A7.

Experiment around.

Have fun.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Bass Workshop

Praise God for the first Bass workshop conducted on 1st June 2008.
There were sharing of good bass players in the world and watching their video.
There were teaching and discussion on melody, harmonics and techniques.
Most importantly, everyone enjoyed themselves.