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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At a Glance – Bass Fretboard Theory

Oct 04 2016

At a Glance – Bass Fretboard Theory

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. Does anyone read this? The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information and popular song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action. Bass Fretboard Theory features these lessons: Bass Fretboard Layout, Bass Interval Workout, Bass Fish, Scale Construction, Scale Shapes and Groove Boxes for Bass. The high-definition DVD contains four 6-10 minute video lessons with on-screen...

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John Myung – Progressive Bass Concepts

Sep 25 2016

John Myung – Progressive Bass Concepts

John Myung, the bassist for the progressive heavy metal band Dream Theater, discusses and demonstrates the techniques that put him in the forefront of progressive bass playing. Topics include: opening bass solo, chord tone lesson, pattern and chord applications, scale lesson, harmonics lesson (“Lifting Shadows Off A Dream”), left hand technique (“A Change of Seasons”), right hand technique, tapping technique (“Metropolis” and “Scarred”) and a jam with Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Booklet included. The video was first released in Japan in 1996 and was released world-wide in 1997. Instructor: John Myung (Bass) Mike Portnoy (Drums) Derek Sherinian (Keyboards)...

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Stuart Hamm – Slap, Pop & Tap For The Bass

Sep 06 2016

Stuart Hamm – Slap, Pop & Tap For The Bass

Stuart Hamm – one of the most famous American bassist, teacher Bass Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. Hamm worked with Steve Vai, David David, and Joe Satriani. In this video, he will display samples of high technology “slap”, “tapping” and more. You’ll get into left-hand stretch exercises, major and minor arpeggios, playing chords, slapping and popping, funk, hammer-on slaps, triplets, right-hand Flamenco strums, two-handed polyphonic tapping, contrapuntal playing, percussive tapping, playing a melody with the right hand while the left plays a bass pattern, classical techniques and styles, the Bach Prelude in G. Stuart was the really first...

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At a Glance – Beginning Bass

Aug 31 2016

At a Glance – Beginning Bass

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. Pairs an instructional DVD with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Four lessons: First Bass Lesson, Music Reading Basics for the Bass Guitar, Right-Hand Bass Technique and First Bass Grooves. The book is loaded with valuable...

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