Phil Williams Slap Bass In 6 Weeks

Jun 08 2016

Phil Williams Slap Bass In 6 Weeks

These DVD’s are designed to help you achieve the motor skills and technique that are necessary to master this style of bass playing. Unlike written tuition, this style is perfect for DVD as all the examples are visual and broken down into manageable and easy to follow sections. Lessons by Phil Williams. Week one includes: Slap bass overview, including equipment, basic technique and background. Simple left hand thumb hits, and muting. Technique builders using 8 bar exercises. Hammer ons and left and right hand motor skill building exercises Week two includes: Introduction of pops and pulls, dead note pulls,...

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Matt Scharfglass – Play Rock Bass

Jun 06 2016

Matt Scharfglass – Play Rock Bass

Guitar World: Matt Scharfglass – Play Rock Bass. In the ultimate DVD guide Play Rock Bass, you get everything you need to know to rock the bass like a pro. You’ll learn fingerstyle, how to read tab, fretboard patterns, how to play rock grooves, amplification tips, essential theory and so much more! You won’t be able to find this product anywhere else. With more than 90 minutes of lessons, Play Rock Bass DVD gives you everything you need to start playing bass guitar now! Guitar World music editor Matt Scharfglass has performed around the country and internationally, playing virtually...

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Doug Wimbish – New Dimensions For Bass

May 27 2016

Doug Wimbish – New Dimensions For Bass

Learn the basic rudiments that make up Doug’s unique sound and style. Everything from his personal warm-ups, and right-hand variations to his famous Flamenco Slap and false harmonics. You will also learn how to construct bass lines for almost any style of music and he concentrates on Hip-Hop, Rock, Funk and Jazz. The lesson also includes a section on using effects and making your bass sound like other instruments such as Guitar, keyboard, drums and even DJ scratching sounds! The guy is entertaining, some interesting right hand techniques are discussed, some ideas for rock, hip hop, funk are demonstrated....

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Dewayne Pate – The Art of Tapping

May 22 2016

Dewayne Pate – The Art of Tapping

If you think that two-handed tapping is just a “circus trick” for techno-flash bassists, then you’re in for a real surprise! Tapping virtuoso Dewayne Pate has taken these techniques to higher musical ground, and presents each building block in a very practical, groove oriented fashion. His careful, systematic approach covers fundamental through advanced techniques including: single-string soloing, cross-string and double-stop tapping, slapping and tapping combinations, simultaneous bass line/comping/melody arranged for two hands and much more. Together with drumming legend David Garibaldi, Dewayne shows you how to create sensational tapping grooves in such styles as rock, blues, latin, funk and...

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Gary Willis – Progressive Bassics

May 08 2016

Gary Willis – Progressive Bassics

Get a close up look at the playing of one of today’s finest jazz fusion bass players. In Progressive Bassics, Willis shows you his unique right hand concept. Learn right hand dampening in the open and closed positions and how to use the correct muscles to boost stamina and develop fast, flowing technique. Through the strong and weak beat concept, Willis demonstrates how to visualize the harmony underneath your fingers. He also discusses fretless bass technique. The video is highlighted by performances including Self Defense which has been transcribed in the accompanying booklet. Gary Willis is a world class...

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Afro-Cuban Grooves For Bass and Drums. Funkifying the Clave

Apr 25 2016

Afro-Cuban Grooves For Bass and Drums. Funkifying the Clave

This DVD is a companion to the popular Book/CD of the same name dealing with traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and their application to funk, rock, and jazz. It features bassist, author, composer, and music educator Lincoln Goines, well known for his work in the New York City Latin, jazz-funk, and studio scene. And drummer Robby Ameen, who has made a life-long study of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Also appearing on the DVD is Wayne Krantz on guitar and Bill O’Connell on keyboard. This book is a goldmine of information and ideas pertaining to the addition of the salsa feel in your playing....

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Dave Ellefson – Metal Bass 1 & 2

Apr 17 2016

Dave Ellefson – Metal Bass 1 & 2

Legendary heavy metal bassist David Ellefson (ex. Megadeth) reveals the fundamental skills that are required to play metal bass. The one-on-one lessons start with basics like holding the bass, hand positioning, and reading tablature. The program then rips through key metal elements like playing with a pick and your fingers, how to mute, scale basics, exercises, and alternate tunings. Learn rhythms and timing, octaves and fifths, how to create a great bass sound, and more. David shows you how to play complete bass lines with drum and guitar backing tracks. This comprehensive program starts you at the beginning so...

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Norm Stockton – Grooving for Heaven Volume 3

Apr 03 2016

Norm Stockton – Grooving for Heaven Volume 3

The Art of Groove is an in-depth and engaging exploration into the relationship between the bass and drums in a contemporary ensemble. Together with much insightful input and consummate grooving by drummer David Owens (Thomas Dolby), Norm demonstrates and clarifies a multitude of concepts, exercises and groove considerations as he takes you to the next level. An indispensable resource for bassists and drummers pursuing maximum rhythm section effectiveness. Topics Include: Essential Ear-Training (Rhythmic & Harmonic) Groove 101 (Concept/Approach, Bass Parts, Context & More) Musical Genres & Groove Vocabulary: A Bass & Drum Focus The Critical Subtleties (Tempo vs. Feel,...

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Norm Stockton – Grooving for Heaven Volume 2

Mar 23 2016

Norm Stockton – Grooving for Heaven Volume 2

From the technical, to musical, to conceptual, to spiritual… Grooving for Heaven (Vol. 2) is an engaging, one-on-one clinic that explores the next level of progression for the contemporary worship bassist desiring to build upon their solid understanding of the fundamentals. The committed bass player will emerge with a fresh perspective on what to play, what not to play, and how effectiveness is frequently dictated by the subtleties. Topics Include: Fingerboard Familiarity, Part II: Modes & Intervals Bassic Communication (How to Say What You Mean) Bass Idioms Analyzed: “What Makes the Funk… Funky?” The Slap Style Taste (“Is It...

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Tony Smith – Advanced Bass Grooves

Mar 16 2016

Tony Smith – Advanced Bass Grooves

See Tony Smith knock the top off bass guitar! A true innovator, he has performed with Steve Morse, Average White Band, Grover Washington and Larry Carlton, to name but a few. In this incredible DVD, he takes viewers step-by-step through an array of his one-of-a-kind techniques. He demonstrates slap bass over a rock shuffle and shows hip-hop grooves using slap and pizzicato. He teaches his touch technique over a salsa groove and demonstrates a montuno with his left hand and the clavi with his right hand. Good instructional DVD on setting up and keeping solid Bass grooves. Tony Smith...

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