Alexis Sklarevski – Slap Bass Program

Jul 12 2016

Alexis Sklarevski – Slap Bass Program

This highly acclaimed video has become the definitive bible of slap technique. Packed with intensive instruction and incredible syncopated funk, “The Slap Bass Program” thoroughly explores the challenging techniques behind the slap style. Alexis Sklarevski is a phenomenal teacher, and has the rare ability to put all the pieces together in a refreshingly logical, integrated fashion. Starting with the fundamentals of slap technique, he elaborates one step at a time to incorporate complex damping and choking, funk patterns and vamps, “machine-gun” triplets, percussive right-hand tapping, flamenco-style strumming, double-stop riffs, scales, phrasing and much more. This video features split-screen closeups...

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John Patitucci – Electric Bass Complete

Jun 28 2016

John Patitucci – Electric Bass Complete

This new DVD combines both the Electric Bass and Electric Bass 2 videos in DVD format. Electric Bass is a complete guide to grooving with a drummer in 15 styles, including funk, samba, reggae, jazz, shuffle, baiao, Latin, and rock. John provides examples in each style and discusses major influences and variations. Includes an extensive discussion/ demonstration of technique (on the four-string bass). In Electric Bass 2, John offers insight into soloing by stressing the importance of ear-training. He takes some of the mystery out of the six-string bass by showing how it is tuned, its amazing range, and...

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Rock Bass – At a Glance

Jun 16 2016

Rock 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. Rock Bass features these lessons: Essential Rock Bass Scales & Shapes, Essential Rock Bass Techniques, Locking in with the Kick Drum, Must-Know Bass Grooves. The book is loaded with valuable tips and information, plus bass line examples from...

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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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