Why EVERY Bass Player Should Learn About Chord Tones

2017-11-06T16:23:02+00:00August 25th, 2017|6 Comments

In this lesson I’m going to talk about why I think every bass player should work on an understanding and knowledge of chord tones and chord construction.

Every piece we play contains a harmonic background of some kind. This is the ‘chord progression’. When we create a bass line for a tune it’s our functional role as a bass player to outline that harmony and to do this we need to play around a framework of chord tones. The notes of the chords.

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck playing simple root notes as a bass line and want to introduce some extra notes for interest. Chord tones are your friend.

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6 Comments

  1. Steven Doyle Adcock August 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Re-Inspired to go back to the Chord Tone Course!

  2. Paul Brown August 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    How much is the Chord Tone course going to be?

    • Talkingbass-Mark August 31, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      The course will be $69

  3. Ferman Keeton August 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Where do I find this cord tone lesson on TalkingBass?

  4. Ricky Barksdale March 15, 2018 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Mark, I have taken three of your courses already, Beginners Course, Bassic Fundamentals and
    Simple Steps To Sight Reading.. Would Chord Tone Essentials be the next one on the list I should take?

    • Talkingbass-Mark March 17, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Hi Ricky. Yes, Chord Tone Essentials would be the perfect next step for you. Hope you like it!

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