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Blue Moon, Part 1: Verse

This lesson is part of the course Bass with Zoe Guigueno.
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Learn to play upright bass from scratch with advice on right- and left-hand technique and in-depth lessons on playing bass patterns, scales, and melodies in most common keys. With bass lines from great roots music songs so you can play along.
 
 
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Blue Moon, Part 1: Verse
Blue Moon, Part 1: Verse
 
The Rodgers and Hart song “Blue Moon” is a jazz standard, but has been recorded by pop singers as well. You’ll learn how to play it with a simple swing, walking-bass feel in this lesson. It has a common AABA chord progression in Bb, with a repeating Bb–Gm–Cm–F (I–vi–ii–V), so Zoe starts by showing you the arpeggios and scales of those chords. Then she shows you a few ways to play through the whole verse progression, starting with roots, then roots and fifths, root and thirds, and a scalar version.

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