Improvise in 5 Different Ways

Federico Malaman is one of the most amazing bass madmen to have come out of Italy lately. And there are a few to pick from. In this short video he demos 5 approaches to improvising.

It’s a short video, and it’s in Italian. However, from the bits and pieces that we (hopefully) understand correctly, the 5 concpets Federico talks about are:

  • Slapping
  • Arpeggio (chord notes)
  • Diatonc Scales
  • Pentatonic Scale
  • Chromaticism

It could sound like lesson material, but it’s really more of a demonstration on various improvising approaches, and there is little to no details on what he’s actually playing. Seriously, if he had to go through just one of the phrases he plays with the goal of teaching us how to play it, the video would have been a hell of a lot longer than 3 minutes 🙂

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