The 6 Non-Dominant 7th Chord Types MA7, m7, m7-5, mMA7, MA7+5, Dim7
The 7th Chord Type Harmony Scales 7th Chords Fingerings 7th Chord Inversions Lesson 12 7th Chord Type Arpeggio Progressions in 12 keys 7th Chord Type Voicings Diminished 7th Chords Usage Lesson 14 7th Chords Type Progressions in 12 Keys
Lesson 10 7th Chords Types as Arpeggio Harmony Scales D & A Major, C & A Harmonic Minor, and C & F Melodic Minor
Lesson 11 7th Chords Types as Extended Arpeggio Harmony Scales A, F C, and Bb major
Lesson 13 7th Chords Type Harmony Scales as Chords C, G, and Bb major
The 7th Chord Type Harmony Scales
7th Chords Fingerings
7th Chord Inversions
Lesson 12 7th Chord Type Arpeggio Progressions in 12 keys
7th Chord Type Voicings
Diminished 7th Chords Usage
Lesson 14 7th Chords Type Progressions in 12 Keys
Chapter 5 7th Chord Types
Chapter 3 The Dominant 7th Chord
Root Position, First, Second, and Third Inversions of the Dominant 7th
Lesson 7 Triad & Dominant 7th Arpeggio Progressions Usage of Root Position and Three Inversion Types in C, G, D, and A Major
Dominant 7th Chord voicings
Lesson 8 Dominant 7th Chord Voicings Used in chord Progressions Chord Voicings of the Dominant 7th in C, G, D, A, E and Bb major
Lesson 9 Arpeggio Progressions in 12 Keys Using Inversions and Root Positions of Triads and Dominant 7th Chords
Chapter 1 The Bass Players Theory
The Music of Western Civilization and the Bass
The Clef and Range of the Bass The Fingering Box The Octave Lesson 1 Learning the Fret Board The Major and Minor Scales Circle of Fifths The Foundation of Harmony Intervals How Chords Apply to the Bass Chord Diagram Example
The Clef and Range of the Bass
The Fingering Box
Lesson 1 Learning the Fret Board
The Major and Minor Scales
Circle of Fifths
The Foundation of Harmony
How Chords Apply to the Bass
Chord Diagram Example
This page breaks down the table of contents for the Bass Harmony music instruction manual by chapter. This book is a very comprehensive 136 pages. Yes it can be used as a reference book that sits on your coffee table. It hold an exhaustive amount of arpeggio shapes and chord shapes that can be used for great bass lines. I have some examples of these shapes below. But the more you study it the more you will get out of it. This book is meant to be read but more importantly it is meant to be played through. If you get confused on a concept pick up the bass and play through it let your ear teach you. What your ear learns is more important that what your head learns. So when I say the more you study, I mean the more you play through it with your bass in hands. Using this book does not require the ability to read music. All examples use fingering boxes along with the musical notes. These fingering boxes are far superior to tab in many ways not the least of which is they show you what fingering is recommended. Other music symbols are used through out this book that are well explained, allowing greater understanding of not only this book but other musical texts, chord charts, and sheet music.
The Scales Used in Harmony
Harmony Scales with Triads and Dominant 7th
Harmony Scales with all Seventh Chord Types
Chapter 8: Extended harmony refers to chords that go beyond the interval of an octave. These chords produce some very beautiful sounds.
Chapter 7 Extended Harmony
Extended Harmony Intervals
Extended Harmony of the Major and Minor Chords MA9, MA6/9, m9, m6/9, m9MA7, m11
Extended Harmony of the Dominant 7th 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th
Lesson 15 Usage of Extended Harmony, 6th Chords, and Sus Chords as Arpeggio Progressions in 12 Keys
Chapter 5: The are 7 types of 7th chords. Chapter 3 demonstrates the dominant 7th chord. This chapter goes into the usage of the other 6 types. Many styles of music use these chord types, but they are very common in jazz.
Chapter 6 deals with the often misunderstood Sus chords and 6th chords. It's actually quite simple when you know what they are.
Chapter 6 The 6th Chords and Sus Chords
The 6th Chords
The Sus Chords
Chapter 2 shows the student all form of triads and and how to use them on the bass guitar. Triads are the simplest form of chords. This chapter greatly expands the bass players foundation of harmony. Understanding the many usages of the 1rst, 3rd and 5th notes of chords opens the bass player up to very creative bass lines. Examples are used for each of the triad forms and inversions that are all covered in this chapter. A bassist could spend his/her whole career only using triads and creating very tasty bass lines.
Chapter 2 Triads
The 4 Types of Triads
The Triad Harmony Scales
Triad Fingerings Triad Inversions Lesson 4 Triad Arpeggio Progressions in 12 keys Triad Chords Voicings Augmented Triad Usage
Lesson 2 Triads as Arpeggio Harmony Scales C and A Major, A Harmonic Minor and C Melodic minor
Lesson 3 Triads as Extended Arpeggio Harmony Scales G, C, F, and Bb Major
Lesson 5 Triads Harmony Scales as Chords Usage of Root Position, 1st Inversion & 2nd Inversion in G, C, F, and Bb Major Lesson 6 Triad Chord Progressions in 12 Keys
Lesson 4 Triad Arpeggio Progressions in 12 keys
Triad Chords Voicings
Augmented Triad Usage
Chapter 1 lays a foundation of music theory for the student to build upon. The purpose of this chapter is to spell out what is beneficial for the bass player to understand about theory and how it applies to the instrument. In lesson 1 you can learn the fret board in a way that will also teach you to read music if that is your desire. The chapter name is perfect. This truly is the bass players theory. This is the only chapter in the book that is primarily designed for the student to sit down and read. Most of the rest of the book is to be put on your music stand and played through with bass in hands.
Chapter 9: Altered chord are frequently used to create greater dissonance in the chord progression. The greater the tension the greater the resolution.
Chapter 8 Altered Chords
Altered Dominant 7th Chords (minor dominant 7-9), 7-5,7+5, 7+9, 7-5-9, 7-5+9, 7+5-9, 7+5+9, 9+11, 9+5, 11-9, 13+11,13-9, 13+9,13-9+11, 13+5+9, 13-5-9
Altered Major Chords MA7-5, MA9-5 Lesson 16 Usage of Altered Chords as Arpeggio Progressions
Altered Major Chords MA7-5, MA9-5
Lesson 16 Usage of Altered Chords as Arpeggio Progressions
Chapter 4 shows the student how to apply the cadences to the bass guitar. I wish I had this chapter back when I was studying music theory in college. The cadences are prominent in all western music forms. They can be thought of as the foundation to chord progressions. Many jazz standards are a collection of cadences in different keys. These cadences are further changed up with extended harmony and altered chords in jazz music.
Chapter 4 The Cadence
Perfect Authentic Cadence in C Major and C Minor
Imperfect Authentic Cadence in C Major and C Minor
Plagal Cadence in C Major and C Minor
Half Cadence in C Major and C Minor
Deceptive Cadence in C Major and C Minor
Chapter 3 shows all the forms and usages of the dominant 7th chord, often called the blues chord. A must to master for all progressive bass players.