Chromatic notes are great for spicing up solos or melodies and for breaking away from the more predictable notes in a key. There are normally used as passing notes/ tones between two notes of the key’s scale. Be sure to also watch the written version of this lesson as well, which you can find here.
This is the second bass lesson where Colin has gone into detail on using chromatic passing notes. The other lesson focused exclusively on the major scale (you can find it here), while this lesson focuses on the minor scale. The notes we’re dealing with here are between the III and the IV, the IV and the V, and the VII and the VIII.
Chromatic passing notes are a great way to add some extra push to your bass walks. In this lesson Colin deals with using chromatic passing notes in the major scale. Once you’ve done this lesson, checkout the lesson on chromatic passing notes in the minor scale as well.