Shape Shifting Over Chord Changes (L#79)
Improvising over multiple chord changes can be a daunting task. It can be challenging to be creative when playing over only one chord, but when there is 2, 3 or even 4 chords it’s easy for your mind to get tied in knots – and instead of making great music, being melodic and hitting some sexy notes ;)… you’re too busy just trying to hit ‘some’ of the right notes and hoping that there’s not too many wrong notes!
In this bass lesson I’m going to introduce you to ‘Shape Shifting’. You’re going to learn how you can alleviate some of the issues you’ll have when playing over chord changes by simply shifting patterns on the fretboard. This technique can be used on many different chord sequences, but for this lesson we’re going to concentrate on shape shifting over the Major II V I turnaround.
Grab you’re bass and get in the shed! Scott