Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Jan 15 2017

Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

The At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the hi-def DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information, and popular song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action. The Soul Bass Style: The soul hits of the sixties and seventies had some of the most grooving bass lines of all. Players like James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Bob Babbitt, and others helped transform the bass from...

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Todd Johnson – Electric Bass Technique Builders

Dec 29 2016

Todd Johnson – Electric Bass Technique Builders

This DVD is a treasure for beginners! Electric Bass Technique Builders is a logical, organized, and concise method in which Todd teaches how to control the shape, attach, decay, and articulation of the notes you play. Featuring standard notation and TAB for all exercises on topics such as supportive fingering, string skipping, shifting ghost notes, and more, this is an opportunity to learn from a true artist and master of the electric bass! It starts with some really good pointers on posture, hand position, etc. It then goes on to the exercises. They run the gamut from the very...

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Nathan East – Contemporary Electric Bass

Dec 20 2016

Nathan East – Contemporary Electric Bass

Nathan details his unqiue style of playing: building awesome speed, double stops, bridge adjustment, tuning, grooves, walking bass lines, soloing, and how to play with a rhythm section. Examples are written out in musical notation in the accompanying booklet. The video includes an in-depth interview. Nathan East, Eric Clapton’s longtime bassist, is one the most respected musicians and sought-after sidemen in the industry. In addition to working with Eric Clapton, Nathan has performed and recorded with a “Hall of Fame” roster of artists including Elton John, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, George...

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Stu Hamm – Bass Basics

Dec 08 2016

Stu Hamm – Bass Basics

Bass players lay down the foundation in practically every style of music by bridging the gap between the strict rhythm of percussion instruments and the melodic domain of lead instruments and vocals. Today’s bassists must not only lock-in with the drummer to serve up the all-important “groove” but are now also called on to step up front and treat the audience to a searing and melodic solo from time to time. Bass players are in high demand and can easily find gigs, making the instrument attractive for aspiring musicians. But once you decide to play bass, you still face...

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Learn Rock Bass With 6 Great Masters

Nov 30 2016

Learn Rock Bass With 6 Great Masters

Classic Hot Licks titles on DVD! For the first time Hot Licks classic video titles are available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with the world’s top players…right in your own home! These new transfers make them look better than ever while DVD technology makes navigating each lesson even easier! With a new introduction by Matt Scharfglass. Music Editor for Guitar World, Guitar World Acoustic, Guitar World Legends and Bass Guitar magazines, Matt Scharfglass is also leader of the rock band Mrs Grundy. A bassist and multi-instrumentalist, he has written over a dozen music books. You’ll never...

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Ivan Santiago – Urban Bass Techniques

Nov 20 2016

Ivan Santiago – Urban Bass Techniques

Urban Bass Techniques is designed to do one thing: Take your bass playing to another level. This DVD is geared specifically for the beginner to intermediate bass player as Ivan Santiago exposes very specific and secret urban bass techniques that will completely change the way you play. From gospel to neo soul, Ivan shows you the top industry’s secret tricks of the trade. You will learn things such as theory, scales, proper fingering along with very important bass techniques such as slapping, popping, fretting, harmonics, and “ghost notes.” You will even learn the very secret techniques to “slugging” as...

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Abraham Laboriel – New Bass Concepts

Nov 15 2016

Abraham Laboriel – New Bass Concepts

If you want something unique in the sense of sound, unusual in the sense of technique or you just want to find some interesting “trick” for the song – welcome to the video “New Bass Concepts”. Abraham’s approach to playing is very far from the traditional: in his own words, he “plays the bass as the drums. ” Abraham teaches you the techniques that keep him in demand. He covers right and left hand techniques, left hand tapping, 2-handed paradiddles plus his unique 5-fingered right hand technique. Abraham Laboriel is a Mexican bassist who has played on over 4,000...

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Scales & Modes for the Bass – At a Glance

Nov 07 2016

Scales & Modes for the Bass – At a Glance

The At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional bassist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic and the hi-def DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information and popular song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action. Scales and Modes for Bass features these lessons: Major and Minor Scale Shapes, Pentatonic Scale Shapes, Bass Fishing, The Seven Modes, and Mixolydian Bass Grooves. The high-definition DVD contains four 8-12 minute video lessons with on-screen music that...

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Jaco Pastorius – Modern Electric Bass

Oct 28 2016

Jaco Pastorius  – Modern Electric Bass

Widely regarded as one of the finest bassists of his generation, Jaco Pastorius combined remarkable technique and singular tone with an adventurous and highly melodic approach to his instrument, and his work with Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell earned praise from musicians, critics, and fans before his tragic death in 1987. Originally released in 1985, Jaco Pastorius: Modern Electric Bass features the master musician demonstrating his techniques, offering his philosophies about music and performing, demonstrating practice exercises, and jamming with John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard. The onetime Weather Report bassist covers his roots and influences, how he...

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The Michael Manring Performance Study

Oct 18 2016

The Michael Manring Performance Study

On Michael’s CD Thonk, he played four solo pieces that use some unorthodox techniques. In this video, he describes each of the techniques involved and demonstrates his approach to performing this music. Topics include: using altered tunings; the capabilities of the Hyperbass; applying the slap technique to a fretless bass; use of the Ebow and playing with two Ebows simultaneously; changing tunings while playing; composing with multiple tunings; and playing with several instruments simultaneously. Tracklist: Solar, Miles Davis Bright size life, Pat Metheny Spirits in the material world, The Police Giant steps, Coltrane Briefly Gloria’s step, Scott Lafaro Big...

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