How to Connect Chords with Half Steps

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to use half steps or half tones to bridge chord progressions in different styles of music. Andrew Ford shows how to musically approach a new chord from a half step above or below creating tension and release in your bass line.

Elixir Strings feel great, sound great and give me a rich, full bottom end with presence and clarity that complement any style of music I play from pop to jazz and everything in between. Oh yeah, and they last an incredibly long time! Andrew Ford

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Strings played: Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB® Coating, 4- and 5-String, Light/Medium Gauge, Long Scale

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