Talking Technique: Applied Permutations – Chromatic Groove

This episode is all about using chromatic approaches to liven up a bass line. We’ll also cover how to use different fingerings to come up with these sorts of situations in your playing.

This follows along with the permutation exercises I’ve covered in past editions of Talking Technique.

Follow along with the PDF for this lesson and the video.

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.

Get daily bass updates.

Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning.

Share your thoughts

  1. Len Mongeau

    Ari, you are such a monster on bass. Thank you for sharing.

  2. David L. Meyer

    42 years of playing here and I feel like a beginner listening to Ari

  3. Kevin Gonyo

    Another great Talking Technique Ari!