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Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 1: Bass Line

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Are You Leaving for the Country?  
 
Are You Leaving for the Country?  
 
Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 1: Bass Line
Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 1: Bass Line
 

The song “Are You Leaving for the Country?” comes from Karen Dalton’s 1971 album In My Own Time and was written by Richard Tucker. It has an interesting melody and an unusual chord progression and Zoe uses the song to talk about improvising on the melody. In this video, Zoe shows you the chord progression for “Are You Leaving for the Country?” and gives you a few ideas about bass lines you can play.


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