Stu Hamm – Tap Bass

Dec 28 2015

Stu Hamm – Tap Bass

Tap bass is a relatively new technique favored by many of the world’s top contemporary bass players. Tapping is a very expressive tool, which will significantly expand the colors, textures and sonic qualities you’ll have at your disposal for any melodic application. Stu covers right-hand, left-hand and best of all – simultaneous two-hand tapping. “Here at last is my entire curriculum for learning how to “tap” on the electric bass guitar! We’ll start at the very beginning with some basic exercises to get your fingers trained and strengthened up. Once you have a basic understanding of the concepts and...

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David Santos – 50 Bass Grooves You Must Know

Nov 19 2015

David Santos – 50 Bass Grooves You Must Know

Your groove witch doctor, David Santos guides your rite of passage expertly with 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know. Electric bassist, touring and session musician, songwriter and producer, Santos has fired up the groove with some of the world’s most prominent superstars including Crosby Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills, John Fogerty, Billy Joel, Elton John, Phoebe Snow, The Neville Brothers, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett. David has prepared an extraordinarily engaging learning experience for students of bass guitar. No tedious theory or boring exercises to struggle through here – you will groove your way through this course. In fact,...

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Beaver Felton – Bass Bassics (Parts 1 & 2)

Oct 31 2015

Beaver Felton – Bass Bassics (Parts 1 & 2)

Taught by Beaver Felton whose playing and teaching abilities have received critical acclaim in the music trade magazine both national and abroad. This is the first in a series of videos designed to help the beginner bassist develop a variety of skills needed to become a well rounded player, covering: stringing, open- string tuning, parts of the bass & setting the action, technical exercises, practice routines & tips, neck familiarization, music terminology, ear training, rhythmic & harmonic theory, setting up your sound on the bass & amp, using proper technique, basic scales, actual bass patterns, Tuning with harmonics, practice...

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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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Bass Legends: Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aug 16 2015

Bass Legends: Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass hero Flea is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bass guitarists of all time, fusing an unstoppable funk technique with the power and weight of hard rock. From the sun-bleached soul of Californication to the slap-bass pyrotechnics of Give It Away, here’s your chance to get a step-by-step guide to five of the Chili Peppers’ hottest songs from across their varied career. Phil Williams demonstrates every riff and lick, leaving no stone unturned as he dissects the unmistakable Flea style.   Songs include: Californication By The Way Can’t Stop Higher Ground Give...

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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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The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

Feb 27 2015

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring is an introspective look at this world-renowned recording artist. Manring talks candidly about his unorthodox approach to music and composition. Several live concert settings in the program add to the depth of Manring’s unique playing style. Live performances include: “No Wontons For Elvis,” “Monkey Businessman,” “Red Right Returning,” “Diagonal Head Trauma,” “Snakes Got Legs,” “Bouree,” “The Book Of Living And Dying,” “The Enormous Room,” “My Three Moons,” “The Fire Sermon,” and “La Sagrada Familia.”   Language: English Year: 2000 Country: USA Running time: 00:54:46 Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 NTCS 4:3 (720×480) VBR Audio: English...

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Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Jan 31 2015

Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Louis Johnson, bassist, writer and producer, is considered one of the foremost bass players in contemporary music. With this video, you’ll learn a fantastic selection of popular bass techniques like thumping, choking, snapping and slapping. Louis takes you step-by-step through an unbelievable assortment of blistering licks, grooves and solos. Louis plays each lick at the identical BPM’s used when he played it on the “record” followed immediately by a “slooowww” version of same. Next he systematically and patiently shows & explains what he is doing with his left hand followed by the same for his right hand. Learning from...

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