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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Pascal Mulot – Slap Bass Techniques (Techniques du Slap a la Basse)

Apr 15 2014

Pascal Mulot – Slap Bass Techniques (Techniques du Slap a la Basse)

This DVD will help to learn to play slap technique. Includes 4 technology as the complexity. The first chapter explains the main methods of playing slap. Second – fingering, third “flamenco style” and the fourth “the mechanism of four movements” (author’s personal technique). Through showing close-up (right and left hand), will be much easier to master the technique of the author. The set includes a booklet with notes and tablature. Excellent school for beginners as well proffessionals. Everyone will be able to draw something new. Ce DVD vous permettra de découvrir et d’approfondir les techniques du slap à la...

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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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Dave LaRue – Essential Bass Concepts

Mar 15 2014

Dave LaRue – Essential Bass Concepts

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, and a complete lesson of modes. In...

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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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Victor Wooten – Super Bass Solo Technique

Feb 01 2014

Victor Wooten – Super Bass Solo Technique

Victor Wooten is recognized as one of the world’s greatest electric bassists. Considered by many to be the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is best known for his work with the Grammy-winning supergroup Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Along with his acclaimed solo recordings, Victor has performed with artists like Branford Marsalis, Mike Stern, Bruce Hornsby, Bootsy Collins, Chick Corea, Dave Matthews, Prince, Will Lee, T.M. Stevens, Gov’t Mule, Susan Tedeschi, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, Scott Henderson and Steve Smith. In this DVD, Victor breaks down each of the techniques he employs to create his incredible style....

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