Audio Recording Guide


I Wish

Intro and Verses

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Intro and Verses

ok here'e the science

these are the chords the bass player is looking at

||Ebm7 / / / | Ab7 / / / ||

Eb Gb Ab Bb..Ab C C# D

Ebm7 is spelt 1 b3 5 b7, the notes are Eb G Bb Db

the bassline uses these notes for Ebm7

Eb Gb Ab Bb

Eb the root

Gb is b3

Ab is the next scale note

Bb is a 5

two possibilities here

#1 walking bass root note, followed by chord note, followed by scale note, then chord note

#2 Eb Minor pentatonic notes 1 b3 4 5

Ab7 is spelt 1 3 5 b7 and the notes are Ab C Eb Gb

the bassline uses these notes for Ab7

Ab C Db D

Ab the root

C is 3

Db is the next scale note

D is a chromatic note delaying the onset of the next root

Walking bass

Root, followed by chord note, followed by scale note then chromatic delay note

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Bb is spelt 1 3 5, and the notes are Bb D F

the bassline uses these notes for Bb7

Bb C D Bb

Bb the root

C next scale note

D is 3

Bb is the root

rule#2 root followed by scale notes

C7 is spelt 1 3 5 b7, and the notes are C E G Bb

the bassline uses these notes for C7

C D Eb E

C the root

D next scale note

Eb delay note

E is 3

rule#4 C Major pentatonic phrase 1 2 b3 3

and also

rule #5 Walking bass

root, followed by scale note, followed by delay note then by a 3

Fm7 is spelt 1 b3 5 b7, the notes are F Ab C Eb

the bassline uses these notes for Fm7

F E F G

F is root

E is chromatic approach note to root

F is root

G is next scale note

rule #5 Walking bass

root is followed by approach note a semitone below, then root again and scale note

Bb7 is spelt 1 3 5, and the notes are Bb D F

the bassline uses these notes for Bb7

Ab G Ab Bb

Ab is b7 and therefore a displaced root

G is a scale note

Ab is b7

Bb is root

rule#1 root is displaced using the b7(part of the chord)

then rule#3 followed by a scale note, the b7 then the root

Bb

Bb is root

rule#1 supporting the chord with the root


the intro is from Db major(Dbmaj7 Ebm7 Fm7 Gbmaj7 Ab7 Bbm7 Cm7b5)

it's the II and V

armed with that info you should be able to generate some great ideas using the 5 rules

the bridge

Bb and C7 are from F Major( F Gm Am Bb C7 Dm Em7b5)

Fm7 and Bb7 are II and V from Eb Major(Ebmaj7 Fm7 Gm7 Abmaj7 Bb7 Cm7 Dm7b5)

and the Bb7#9+ is from B Melodic Minor

knowing what scale, what key and how the chord is spelt

is the info you need to change the bassline

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