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His influence on subsequent generations of jazz bassists can be considered a critical bridge between the acknowledged innovations of pre-bop bass players Jimmy Blanton and Oscar Pettiford and the iconic bass players of the s and 70s, like Scott LaFaro, Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke. It is my intention in this paper to demonstrate on myriad levels the veracity of this claim, while presenting a general overview of the career of Paul Chambers. The stage will be set with a short biography and a thorough discographical review. Through all of these explorations of the work of Paul Chambers will be threads leading to how he can genuinely be considered the Bird of the Bass. While neither of his parents were involved professionally in music, he grew up in a culturally enriched home and was raised with an appreciation for music and the arts.
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It has been my observation that many students actually use far too many shapes and patterns in their playing. This results in too little repetition and weakens the bass line. The goal is NOT to figure out numerous cool patterns, but rather to create a flow and shape to the entire song. Your bass line should be repetitive enough so the other musicians are comfortable knowing where you are going.
They can then build on your foundation. You, in turn, can use variation to move the song along and shape it. Creating Phrasing Here are eight different two-bar phrases played over the same chord changes. Follow the process outlined below to learn and hear the subtle beauty of creating phrasing. This is just to get the sound in your ear.
With repetition, you will become comfortable with the hand position and shapes of each phrase. Listen to how the movement from one phrase to the next creates a form-type phrasing.
This phrasing leads your ear. The overall phrasing takes on an entirely new feel. Work with this audio track and this movement until it feels natural. Because the phrase groups are now 4 bars long instead of 8 bars long, you will play through entire group of 2-bar phrases twice. You will play through the entire song 4 times. This track is actually a very good example of BAD phrasing. I normally do not like to use examples of what NOT to play, but in this case it is good to hear how quickly the movement from phrase to phrase happens.
This quick progression totally disrupts the flow of the song. Ultimately, your ear will tell you when to move from one groove to the next. You will choose combinations that takes your line to a different place, creating tension and resolution in your longer lines. Do not underestimate the power of repetition here.
With directed repetition, these simple shapes can become a part of your vocabulary to use at will. It is your job to mix, match, and combine the two-measure phrases to create longer phrases. Watch the previous video 3. If you find this difficult, go back and practice each pattern individually. Phrasing Techniques Here is a list of techniques I commonly use to create phrasing while playing a bossa bass line.
I think of my line with specific characteristics, one of the four listed below. I typically start with the simpliest sound. You can look back to the song Dindi and see this. Then at a chosen point I move to incorporate a new set of characteristics. This gives the song an impetus, or directions. I can then go back to my original concept, to bring the feel back home. Now that my song has two distinct areas of feel, I can now choose to spice up one the of sections by moving to using a new set of characteristics, or not.
Most great bassists do this sort of shaping naturally without even thinking about it. They just let their ears guide them. As a student we need to practice this phrase shaping to get the concept and sound in our ears. Here are four different sets of characteristics I commonly use when playing a Bossa Nova bass line: 1.
By drawing your attention to these various aspects and isolating them in your practice, your ear will draw on them when you are playing for real. When the pressure is on, we always revert to default. During live playing conditions, we play those things we are comfortable playing.
To allow new techniques and concepts into our default menu, we must work to make these things comfortable in our fingers and ears. We do this by focused repetition in practice. There is no seniority in music. You have to make them part of your vocabulary by practicing them until they are comfortable. Transcribe the phrases you like, and turn them into practice exercises.
Exercise patience playing your Bossa bass lines. Take your time to add just the small bit of variation.