Tony Saunders – Beginning Bass

Apr 26 2017

Tony Saunders – Beginning Bass

Tony Saunders is much in demand within the industry, and given his track record it’s not hard to see why. After receiving his first piano lessons from none other than Herbie Hancock himself. Saunders shared the stage, alongside his father, recording artist Merl Saunders, with Jerry Garcia. He has gone on to play and record with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Bo Diddley, among countless other renowned musicians. Here, he shares his expertise with students of the four- and five-string bass, providing all the fundamentals necessary to follow in his footsteps. On-screen tablature, an interactive lesson chart, and on-line...

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How to Play Heavy Metal Bass (Guitar World)

Apr 19 2017

How to Play Heavy Metal Bass (Guitar World)

Containing more than 70 minutes of lessons, How to Play Heavy Metal Bass DVD gives you everything you need to know about playing bass in a hard rock band! You’ll learn fret-hand techniques, tunings, riffs, fingerpicking, Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, Trills and much more. Tab files on the disc also include backing tracks for you to play along with. Fretboard Patterns: Minor Third, Major Third, Fifth, Tritone, Octave, Summary of Two-Note Patterns, Minor Triad, Major Triad, Sus9 Triad, Minor Pentatonic Box Pattern, Blues Box Pattern, One-String Scales. The Guitar World: How to Play Heavy Metal Bass instructional DVD features over 70...

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Andrew Ford – Bass Groove Survival Guide

Mar 28 2017

Andrew Ford – Bass Groove Survival Guide

Andrew Ford Bass Groove Survival Guide. What is groove? Ask a hundred players and you’ll get 100 different answers. You’ll hear that groove ‘makes the music breathe’ and that groove is the way ‘an experienced musician plays a rhythm compared with the way it’s written,’ and that groove is ‘what makes people who can’t dance wanna feel like dancing.’ Groove is all that and more but the one thing everybody seems to agree is that when you hear and feel it, there’s a bass player smack dab in the middle of it. And if you look up ‘groove’ in...

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Bunny Brunel – Fretless Bass

Mar 15 2017

Bunny Brunel – Fretless Bass

If you’re looking to improve your fretless skills, bassist Bunny Brunel has a new instructional DVD. No frets, no frills. That’s the approach Bunny Brunel takes on this effective introduction to playing the fretless species. Simply addressing the camera with bass in hand for 60 minutes and 16 chapters, Bunny covers and demonstrates key elements for the intermediate player making the leap from fretted bass. These include his recommendation of fret lines, how and where to place your left hand fingers, intonation, vibrato, sliding, right hand plucking and placement, pickup settings, note duration, and basic scales, modes and bass...

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Victor Wooten – Groove Workshop

Feb 28 2017

Victor Wooten – Groove Workshop

Master Bassist Victor Wooten lays out his philosophy of teaching and learning music in Groove Workshop, a brilliant master class captured on DVD. While traditional music education focuses on technique and ‘playing the right notes’, Victor delves deeper and emphasizes many subtle and rarely taught aspects of music making, giving the viewer an incredible insight into his musical concepts. Working with a master class of six Bassists, each with Bass in hand, Victor – along with expert Bassist and instructor Anthony Wellington – explores the following intriguing concepts: Notes: is it possible for wrong notes to sound great? Grooving:...

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Dave LaRue – Essential Bass Concepts

Feb 17 2017

Dave LaRue – Essential Bass Concepts

Dave LaRue Essential Bass Concepts download PDF DVD. Dave LaRue is one of today’s leading bassists, recording and touring with the Steve Morse Band and Dixie Dregs for nearly 20 years. His incredible technique and finesse of the bass make him the first-call for well-known artists, and he has also established himself as a regular columnist for Bass Player magazine, touring clinician, and adjunct professor at Florida’s Stetson University. In this DVD, Dave gets viewers started with warm-ups, stretching, and arpeggio fingering exercises. He lets loose with some of his hip funk lines using hammer-ons, slapped, popped, and ghost notes,...

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Bill “The Buddha” Dickens – The Collection

Sep 15 2015

Bill “The Buddha” Dickens – The Collection

Learn funk techniques and music theory with this DVD package, containing two cutting-edge videos. Features include: Legendary Performances (Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Pomeroy, and Oteil Burbridge); Exercises tips for bass players; Interactive Bill Dickens’ Signature GT-BD7; Additional Product Reviews. In Funk Bass and Beyond, you’ll learn: funk and rock techniques within the rhythm section; suggestions for advanced left- and right- hand techniques; the rudiments of rhythm/drum patterns and applying them to your bass lines; appropriate gear and equipment for the performing player and much more.. In Bass Beyond Limits, Bill Dickens focuses on style and concepts, demonstrating and...

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David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

Aug 02 2015

David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by high-end handmade string manufacturer Thomasik-Infeld. The workshop aims to broaden students’ vision of music by explaining: practice techniques, how to listen, what to listen for, strengthening the time feel, participating in a small group format, understanding purpose and commitment and more. This is a great clinic on how to approach the style of jazz and understanding many of the concepts involved with performance and writing. A fine example of...

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Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Apr 07 2015

Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Bass legend Jeff Berlin brings his unique teaching philosophies to life on this special DVD. Known throughout the world for his one-of-a-kind bass playing, Jeff started The Players School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and immediately introduced study concepts that go against the grain of the general music education system. Jeff discusses his non-metronome and non-tablature points of views, offering instead different ways to improve your time and develop your bass playing abilities. Harmonic exercises are used that will open doors to bass players wishing to explore new tonalities and melodic possibilities. This is a special DVD full of...

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Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Mar 25 2015

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Bass Day ’97 was a historic event organized by the Bass Collective NYC and Bass Player Magazine. Already announced as an annual affair, the inaugural Bass Day brought together world class bassists, equipment manufacturers, bass students, and bass fans from all over the globe for unforgettable, all-day show that included clinics, demonstrations, interviews and all-star jam session. Bass Day Highlights contains perfomances, instructional material, and post- clinic comments from all 6 Bass Day clinicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at 10 incredible hours the bass world will never forget. Included are jazz virtuoso John Patitucci on acoustic bass...

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