Talking Technique: That Riff in “Spain”
That riff from Chick Corea’s “Spain,” played between the solos and as part of the head, is as catchy as it is tricky. I get frequent requests for help on that section, so I’ll break it down for you step by step.
Follow along with the transcription and video to practice this in 4-bar increments to get it up to speed, with precision.
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.