Advanced Bass: The Tritone Substitution Matrix
When learning to play your bass, an overkill of theory can often paralyze your results while performing. Many musicians have learned the theory of Tritone Substitution, but when trying to apply this information, they often end up short-changed.
In this bass lesson, we’ll cover a simple but direct concept for the immediate application for Tritone Substitution based on the presence of both the V7 chord and its Tritone Substitution chord within the melodic minor scale.
Follow along with this exercise (PDF).
Practice along to these clips:
Tritone Substitution – Medium Tempo:
Tritone Substitution – Fast Tempo:
London based bass player Joe Hubbard’s professional background is represented by a collective body of experience that spans over more than three decades as an internationally acclaimed bass guitarist, teacher/clinician and contemporary jazz fusion recording artist. For more, visit www.joehubbardbassvideos.com.