Rock School: Fifties Pattern #1

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The I-VI-IV-V chord progression almost single-handedly defines the fifties…

Notice the characteristic triple feel and melodic bass line. The step-wise motion in the bass creates a strong sense of momentum and direction and anticipation.

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Performance and Interpretation Tip: Play the bass line melodically!

Technique Tip: Don’t forget to let gravity do all the work!


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