Lee Rocker – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Sep 05 2014

Lee Rocker – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Since the 1950s the upright Bass has performed a distinctive role in the Rockabilly sound, a Lee Rocker’s unique DVD gives you a close-up guide to the exciting slap technique. By combining plucked bass notes with the slap of the palm hitting the strings against the fingerboard, spectacular multi-rhythmic patterns can be created that will stop any show! Rocker’s tutorial includes a wealth of information concerning amplification, Bass set-up and getting the best possible sound, as well as providing a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the slap technique. Furthermore, you will be treated to some breathtaking performances by...

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Jools Holland, Henry Thomas – Music Makers (The Bass Guitar)

Aug 17 2014

Jools Holland, Henry Thomas – Music Makers (The Bass Guitar)

Includes essential instruction on body positioning; fingering technique on the fret board and for strumming; rock grip and classical grip; tuning; using an amplifier; scales; major intervals and movable shapes; sixth notes on the major scale; passing notes; minor patterns; minor sevenths; the blues. Instruction comes from the experienced Henry Thomas, the ideal person to improve your bass guitar skill – from rock to blues, this video tutor shows the basics that can be used to play anything. Language: English Year: 1991 Country: USA Running time: 80 min Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 Video 720×576 (4:3) 25.00fps 9800kbps Audio: MPEG...

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David Overthrow – 30-Day Bass Workout

Jul 26 2014

David Overthrow – 30-Day Bass Workout

This enjoyable and challenging exercise routine will prepare you for the rigors of contemporary bass playing and sharpen your technique. The strategy focuses on warm-ups and stretching, exercises for strength, agility and stamina, and specific techniques such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Jam-packed with tried-and-true “bassrobic” exercises, this book will build your technique, no matter what style of music you play. Don’t let another day go by without making this a perfect new addition to your bass library. This is a good workout and exercise for bass players of all levels. It doesn’t delve into theory or bass methods a...

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Danny Morris – Essential Rockin Grooves for Bass

Jul 24 2014

Danny Morris – Essential Rockin Grooves for Bass

Danny Morris is a versatile bassist, author and Berklee professor who has performed with rock pioneer Bo Diddley, blues masters Buddy Guy and James Cotton, and New England’s premier Calypso band, Calypso Hurricanes. He also performed on many Caribbean tours as a member of the James Montgomery Band. At Berklee, he has helped thousands of students develop their bass skills; his students have gone on to play with Duran Duran, Dave Mason, and many other well known acts. Morris is also the author of Instant Bass, which demonstrates his ingeniously simple methods for teaching students of all skill levels...

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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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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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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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