• What everybody ought to know about ninth chords

    Lately, we’ve been talking about power chords, tritones, and substitutions.

    Today, I want to show you how to use tritones and minor chords to form crazy-sounding dominant ninth chords.

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    Who else wants to play bass lines like Ray Charles?

    ray-charles-small.jpgWhen I was a kid, one of the first things I learned how to do was play bass lines. Blues bass lines, in fact. You know those ones you’d hear Ray Charles rumbling on his left hand. Heck, those bass lines were what gave me the confidence to keep going because I could actually play something that sounded like something… hehe…

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