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Advanced Bass: Interval Shapes

Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to welcome Joe Hubbard as a new contributor to No Treble. Through his lessons here, you will learn to reach new levels of creative musical accomplishment in regard to your soloing, bass lines and technique with this highly acclaimed bassist. More than just a bunch of exercises, Joe will take you deep inside the music and teach you how to bridge the gap between what you hear and what you play.

In this lesson, we will cover a basic concept for interval shapes to develop your technique, while attuning your ears to hear the root motion of common harmonic progressions in jazz.

Follow along with the notation (PDF) and this video: