The Gary Willis Approach #2 (L#63)
This is part 2 of my bass lessons about what I call ‘The Gary Willis approach’, in which I’m talking about a specific lesson Gary and I went through together when I was studying with him.
If you haven’t seen the 1st part of this lesson, please go check it out, otherwise you’ll most certainly wonder what on earth I’m talking about!
What we’re gonna do is work on substituting major pentatonics on the minor 7th chords, using the standard Blue Bossa.
Translation… The first two bars of Blue Bossa consist of a C minor chord. Over this C minor chord, we’re gonna use the first substitution I talked about in part 1, which is the major pentatonic a minor 3rd above the root note of the chord. In this case, the chord being a C minor, we’re gonna play an Eb major pentatonic scale.
Then we’ve got two bars of F minor. So we’re gonna do exactly the same and play an Ab major pentatonic scale, etc. ‘Etc.’ meaning that this stuff looks much more complicated in writing than it is in reality so, if I’ve managed to whet your appetite and not discourage you, what about watching this long video? ;)
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