Felipe Andreoli – Angra Bass

Jul 08 2014

Felipe Andreoli – Angra Bass

Heavy metal bass player of Brazilian band. Angra (now playing at Alman) shows his skill with comments. Excellent school. If anyone has or is going to play metal, very nice movie to watch. In contrast to the example of the school of Dave Ellefson is not designed for beginners. The guy just shows the technique applicable to metal. He specifically did not explain in details. Felipe Andreoli (born March 7th, 1980 in Sao Paulo, Brazil) is a heavy-metal bassist known for playing in the band Angra and Karma. In 2006, along with Angra’s members, he participated in Fabio Laguna’s...

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Tommy Shannon – Double Trouble Bass

Jun 27 2014

Tommy Shannon – Double Trouble Bass

Tommy Shannon, bassist for acclaimed blues band Double Trouble and formerly part of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s rhythm section, here demonstrates the blues bass guitar for beginning players. Assisted by Arlen Roth and Chris Layton, Shannon teaches such fundamentals as muting, walking bass skips, basic riffs, New Orleans style, 1/2 step passing notes, rolling picking touch, flatpicking. If you are interested in learning blues bass this is the DVD for you hands down! Tommy shows you the the most commonly used blues bass lines. He also covers walking bass lines and provides some great info on bass playing theory. In...

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Dave Dixon – Play Bass Guitar in One Day

Jun 15 2014

Dave Dixon – Play Bass Guitar in One Day

Until now learning how to play the bass guitar has meant a choice between struggling along on your own, expensive private guitar lessons or even attending evening group-classes. Now below is the general jist of how simple to follow this DVD is. In the example below, my girlfiend tried the Guitar DVD, but having checked over the Bass DVD its along very similar lines. “The guitar DVD contains everything you need to start play the guitar – and says that it ‘can get you up and running in just one day’. Now when I first read that statement, I...

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Flea: Master Session – Bass Guitar Lesson

May 29 2014

Flea: Master Session – Bass Guitar Lesson

This video in the series concentrates on the Red Hot Chili Peppers bass guitarist Flea and he is interviewed for the program by his fellow musician and close friend, River. The program is interspersed throughout with recordings of Flea playing musical pieces on his bass guitar accompanied on the drums by Chad Smith. River encourages Flea to talk about the beginning of his career and how he got started in the music business. Flea talks about his early punk rock band Fear as well as the world-renowned Red Hot Chili Peppers. He mentions the artists who have influenced his...

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How to Play Heavy Metal Bass (Guitar World)

May 20 2014

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

May 10 2014

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 the dictionary, you’ll find Andrew Ford’s...

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Behind the Player: Fieldy

May 09 2014

Behind the Player: Fieldy

Fieldy is the Grammy Award winning bassist for KoRn. In his, Behind the Player DVD, Fieldy gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician including rare photos and video footage. Fieldy then gives in-depth bass lessons for how to play “Freak on a Leash” and “Got the Life” by KoRn and jams the tracks with Janes Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. VideoTab shows exactly how Fieldy plays the two tracks. The video-game-style animated tablature is similar to GuitarHero, but shows how to play the tracks for real. Instrument: 5-string Bass Lesson #1: Freak on a...

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Bunny Brunel – Fretless Bass

Apr 25 2014

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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Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Mar 24 2014

Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Bill Dickens is a phenomenal new bass talent whose reputation has reached legendary cult status. Funk Bass and Beyond is the ultimate groove lesson in rock and funk styles. The video opens with a jaw- dropping display of chops and technique that will set a new standard for bass players the world over. Bill then discusses, in detail, basic through advanced funk and rock techniques for the left and right hands, and how these techniques are used effectively in a rock/funk rhythm section. Appropriate gear and equipment for the performing funk/rock player are demonstrated with great examples on how...

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Victor Wooten – Groove Workshop

Feb 15 2014

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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