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Jimmy Haslip Bass Player Articles

By Jimmy Haslip

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Bass Guitar
Composed by Jimmy Haslip. Artist/Personality; Bass Guitar Method or Supplement. Alfred's Artist Series. Fusion; Jazz. Book. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-33580. Published by Alfred Music (AP.33580).

Item Number: AP.33580

ISBN 9780739063583. English.

This inspirational resource for jazz and fusion musicians expands the possibilities of creative expression. Using the Yellowjackets tune Run for Your Life, Jimmy walks through a study of Rhythm Changes and then branches out into the types of alterations and possibilities that have kept his playing fresh for over 47 years. Even the most seasoned jazz musician will find new ways of creating distinctive melodies, patterns, bass lines, and harmonies, allowing for the truest personal expression as you learn to speak through your instrument with ease. Recorded examples are available as free MP3 downloads from

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  • About the Recordings / Acknowledgments 
  • Introduction 
  • Fundamentals  
  • The 12-Bar Blues 
  • Rhythm Changes 
  • The II-V-I 
  • Run for Your Life: A Study of Rhythm Changes 
  • Harmonic and Melodic Analysis 
  • Developing the Walking Bass Line 
  • The Modes 
  • Altered Harmony Using the Chromatic Scale 
  • Pentatonic Scales (5-Note Scales) 
  • Rhythmic Choices 
  • Walking Through the Bridge 
  • Altered Variations of Rhythm Changes 
  • Bebop Scales 
  • New Harmonic Ideas for Altered Progressions 
  • Walking Bass Lines for Altered Forms 
  • Scales for Dominant 7th Chords 
  • Diminished and Chromatic Scale Study 
  • Melodic Use of the Diminished Scale: "Boomtown" 
  • Altering the Harmony for Composition 
  • Expanding Melodic Soloing Possibilities with the Dorian Mode 
  • Modal Ideas for the Bridge of Rhythm Changes 
  • Practice with Chordal Arpeggios 
  • Galileo: Ideas on the Major Scale Inspired by Jaco Pastorius 
  • Gabriela Rose 
  • Melodic and Harmonic Analysis of "Gabriela Rose" 
  • The Wheel of Improvisation 

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